XFX introduced a single-slot edition of its Radeon HD 5770. The card features the stock clockspeeds but has a new cooler that promises to be less noisy.
There’s an ideal graphics card for every gamer, and the XFX ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 single slot graphics card is for the gamer looking for “ility,” as in “utility,” “stability,” and “reliability,” not to mention some excellent overclocking “capability.” A single-slot card variant of the 5700 performance card family, it sports a uniquely designed fansink, with a total heatpipe surface area that is 15% greater than the HD 5770 dual slot channel fansink. This, combined with the open space provided by the single slot environment, ensures maximum airflow to the GPU.
An acoustic comparison of the 5700 family found that the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 single slot was up to 23.5 dB lower than the HD 5770 dual slot full cover fansink. Enhanced cooling and reduced noise is helped by fan speed, which is controlled by a PWM circuit on the PCB. Dust levels are kept down to a minimum with IP-5X dust protection standard. For gamers who have been waiting for the ideal single-slot graphics card, the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 has been worth the wait. The unique cooling capacity—and reduced noise levels—of this single-slot solution turns up the “ility,” making this a very attractive graphics card indeed.