Published in Graphics
Sapphire shows its HD 5770 FleX
by Slobodan Simic on12 August 2010
Eyefinity without DisplayPort
Sapphire has announced its newest HD 5000 series that offers Eyefinity feature but without all the hassle with DisplayPort monitors or adapters, the HD 5770 FleX.
The secret behind this Juniper-based card lies in its single-link DVI connector. To be precise, one of the DVI ports is single-link that can output 1920x1200 resolution while other one is a dual-link and can handle 2560x1600. This leaves you with an option to run up to four monitors at 1920x1200 or two at 2560x1600.
The rest of the specs are pretty standard for an HD 5770 card, so you are looking at a card with 800 Stream processors, GPU clock at 850MHz and 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4800MHz and paired up with a 128-bit memory interface.
Sapphire has decided to go for a dual-slot cooler with a rather thick copper heatpipe and considering that partners are rolling out single slot HD 5770 cards we are sure that this one will do a pretty good job.
Although Sapphire didn't announce the price of its HD 5770 Flex, it has appeared in e-tail/retail with a listed price set at €205,92.