AMD Radeon HD 5770 Hits Streets Early

Even though AMD hasn't officially launched its Radeon HD 5770 yet, the cards have made their way onto e-tailers such as Newegg. Essentially, Newegg has broken the NDA on the card, which is suppose to lift quite soon.

The card is a follow-up to the previously--and recently--launched Radeon HD 5870. Our own Chris Angelini benched the beast a few days ago and found it to not only be a top runner, but also hand's down the fastest single GPU solution you can buy today.

The link, here, may very well go offline any minute. But we're providing a screenshot here just in case.

Thanks to Gunny for the tip!

As for the "unofficial" specification of the Radeon HD 5770? They are, according to Newegg:

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Chipset ManufacturerATI
GPURadeon HD 5770
Core Clock850MHz
Stream Processors800 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size1GB
Memory Interface128-bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
DirectXDirectX 11
  • nforce4max
    I want for my first crossfire box.
  • randomizer
    The HD5770 has been listed in Aus for at least a week. Even the HD5750 is listed.
  • SneakySnake
    Our local computer shop is selling them as well. $190 CDN, which is pretty much the price of the 4890. I'd love to get my hands on one. There was 4 in stock today, but I didn't have any money with me :(
  • falchard
    Thats not an HD5770, thats an HD4870. lol almost exact same specs.
  • pharge
    hmm... HD5770 is listed for $159.9 on which is almost the same as HD4870(1G). Toms, when are we going to have the compairson between these 2 cards?
    More importantly will HD5770 pushs HD4870 and HD4850 even cheaper?
    I will defintely love to see the price drop of HD4870 and HD4850!... :D
  • japnoise99
    It may be same specs as a 4870. However I'd buy a 4870 with DX11 and Eyefinity any day.
  • mlcloud
    Looks like it will be on par with the 4870, except with several more display ports and probably improved power efficiencies here and there.

    What will the 128-bit memory do to the performance?
  • pharge
    By the way, base on the nature of the crossfire setup... I guess we will not be able to pair up HD4xxx with HD5xxx on crossfire...

    Wondering if there is going to be a price drop of HD4870 and/or HD4850... will it be better to spend the money for a pair of HD4870/HD4850 or a single HD5870/HD5770?

    I hope Toms is going to roll out a lot of reviews on these setups... :D
  • Even more pain for nvidia. So much for their too little too late gt220 "budget" cards.
  • scatrdfew
    This gives me new-gear-fever... I don't need it, but I want one.