Sapphire are the premeir AMD/ATI manufacturer and once again they haeve made an excellent card here. However this is actually a 6750 if you go by old naming format ATi used. With that said, what can you expect inside the package?
Sapphire box the card in a small packaging so I must give them props for using as little cardboard as possible. What you get inside is a smallish sized graphics card in an anti-static bag along with 2 DVI/VGA adapters, driver disc and a Crossfire cable.
The card is actually quite beautiful with a simple Sapphire logo in the middle of a large fan that sits atop the alluminium heatsink. It comes with 2 HDMI ports and a onventional DVI port. The dual HDMI ports allow you to use up to two monitors if you like using multi-displays.
Typically the card is a dual slot cooling solution so does take up a bit of space but in terms of its length, it is quite small compared to larger and more powerful cards. What sort of system can you expect to use it in? Well that really depends on how much gaming and what sort of media needs you have.
In terms of its gaming performance, it will handle Battlefield 3 and MW3, but around the 40fps mark. That isn't so bad however it does mean you really can't crank up the details in terms of anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering. However I daresay that this card will be ideal for the upcoming Valve game Counter Strike Global Offensive - and that is because this card handles Source engine games beautifully. CS GO is a modified Source engine game currently in beta and will be hitting the shelves soon. CS gamers will find that the card can manage around 50 to 60FPS. I've only managed to play against bots in a 5v5 scenario, however the servers will support more than 32 players and I can't tell at this time how that will affect performance.
The 512GB of RAM is sufficient to handle hi-res textures and this would also make the card very good for Guild Wars 2 which is also coming soon. In terms of its thermal output - it is very good and sits between 40 to 50 degrees. It is also very good on the ear as it is barely audible. Sapphire always manage to somehow make cards that are quiet.
Modern generations f graphics cards render color and graphics similarly so nothing worthy of mention there. So for a sub £90 card, this actually is a very good performer and is ideal for light gamers or if you just need a little more oomph to do a bit of rendering and what not.
I bought this graphics card for my son for christmas.
So far, we have both been very pleased with the performance. As with any graphics card, installation is easy, it only requires you to plug it in and plug in the fan molex. Once it's physically fitted, install the drivers from the CD and off you go.
So far, it has proven to be able to run World of Warcraft on Ultra graphics 80+ FPS, several Call of Duty games, max graphics, 60+ fps, and pretty much any other game we have thrown at it. Very pleased with the performance to price ratio, and the cooling is very good (rarely exceeds 45-50C).
Overall, it is a very good graphics card for the price and will run pretty much anything you throw at it. Extremely affordable in comparison to some of the higher end cards such as the GTX 590 and ATI equivalent.
I got this card about a month ago, it the same GPU as the 5770 but been re-branded to the 6770.
If your looking not to spend alot on a graphics card then this is the card for you, you can play the newest game on high to medium high at over 30 framers per second. I was playing the new Battlefield 3 beta with this card and got 40 to 60 FPS on high settings.
On this one you get 512 of Vram but still meets minimum spec and some time recommend spec but for a little more you can get the 1 GB of Vram
I would overclock this graphics cards as you can get more performances out of if and it handles it really well, you get an couple of extra frames by doing this.
if you already have one of these and thinking of upgrading to a new card, this is something to think about.
if you have 2 HD 6770 in Crossfire( 2 Graphics card in the same Motherboard) this would give the same performance as an HD 6970 but saving you around 50 to 100 pound and you get the same performance. bargain.