Radeon HD 5700 series is the first mid-range DirectX 11 video cards to arrive on the market. Let’s see the performance of Radeon HD 5750 from XFX and see if it is a good buy.
Radeon HD 5750 runs internally at 700 MHz and features 720 processors – a little bit less than the 800 processors found on Radeon HD 4850 –, accessing its memory through a 128-bit interface, which is half the width found on Radeon HD 4850. Radeon HD 5750, like Radeon HD 4870 and Radeon HD 5870, uses GDDR5 memory chips, which are capable of transferring four data per clock cycle instead of just two. This makes the memories, which are accessed at 1,150 MHz, to achieve a performance as if they were accessed at 4.6 GHz, providing a 73.6 GB/s maximum theoretical transfer rate. To compare these specs to other graphics chips please take a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table.
The main competitor to Radeon HD 5750 is GeForce GTS 250. In our review we will be mainly comparing the performance from these two video cards. We also included in our review Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870, plus the new Radeon HD 5770 and GeForce GTX 260/216, and we should come up with a very interesting comparison.
Now let’s talk specifically about the Radeon HD 5750 from XFX. As you may be aware, XFX – which, by the way, many years ago was known as “Pine” – was for years one of the leading NVIDIA partners, and a while ago they decided they shouldn’t manufacture only NVIDIA-based video cards.
This model, also known as HD-575X-ZNFC, comes with 1 GB, two DVI outputs, one HDMI output and one DisplayPort output, following the reference model from AMD.This video card allows you to use up to three video monitors at the same time as a single desktop, feature known as “Eyefinity.” But there is a catch: the third monitor must use the DisplayPort connector, which is still not popular.