Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: Reviews | Computer Hardware

 

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card Review

Aug 18 2009, 12:00am CDT | by

XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card Review
 
Buy XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Today we are going to check out one of the more recent additions other XFX line called the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770. It has not been too long since XFX first started offering ATI video cards in addition to its famous line of NVIDIA products. If you are in the market for a new video card and ATI is a brand you like, read on for all the details on the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770.

Gallery

3 images
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card ReviewXFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card ReviewXFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card Review

Benchmarks

Specifications
The XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 is a PCI Express 2.0 x 16 video card that has a clock speed of 750Mhz and features 512MB of GDDR5 RAM. The card supports a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 and has HDTV out. The card is HDCP compatible for Blu-ray. Other features include 640 stream processors, OpenGL 3.0 support, DirectX 10.1 support, and support for ATI Avivo HD video and display technology.

Test Machine
The test machine I will be using in this review has the following specifications:

  • CPU: Phenom II X4 965 BE
  • Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • HDD: 1TB
  • Graphics: XFX ATI HD 4770

Benchmarks
To test the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 I will be using 3DMark Vantage, Crysis, and Call of Duty: World at War. The first test up is 3DMArk Vantage.

3DMark Vantage
I ran 3DMArk Vantage at default settings in the application and in the ATI control panel. The XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 scored a total of P7383 on the benchmark. The GPU score was 6594 and the CPU score was 11513. To compare, the GPU score for the XFX HD 4890 XXX was 10241, that card is several steps above the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 I am testing today in price and performance though.

Crysis
The next test is with Crysis. This game has been around for a while, but it is still very popular and one of the most demanding titles around. I ran the game at 1920 x 1200 resolution with 2x AA and all settings on medium. I used Fraps to record frame rates while playing the game from the initial beach insertion until the fight with the first two enemy soldiers. Fraps recorded the following frame rates:

  • Min- 20 fps
  • Avg- 45.797 fps
  • Max- 62 fps

To compare the 4890 XXX had an average frame rate of 59.431 at the same settings, save an increase of 4x AA compared to 2X AA I used here. Crysis played smoothly and without noticeable stuttering or any other issues on the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 at these settings.

Call of Duty
The final game test is Call of Duty: World at War. This is one of my favorite games and it has great multiple player action. I again used fraps to record frame rate data while playing the game after the player is rescued from the Japanese. I used settings of 1920 x 1200, 4X AA, all settings on except sync frame rate and dual video cards. Fraps recorded the following frame rate data:

  • Min- 30 fps
  • Avg- 48.998 fps
  • Max- 65 fps

The average frame rate with the same settings for the 4890 XXX was 68.738 fps. The XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 did very well at these settings with COD and the game was fluid and very playable at these settings.

Final Thoughts
I came away happy with the way the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 performed. This video card played two of the most demanding games on the market at settings that look fantastic on a large 24-inch LCD without any issues. The best thing about the XFX ATI Radeon HD 4770 is that the video card can be purchased online for under $120 making it a steal for a budget gamer.

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Good Price

Cons

  • No game bundle

Verdict
The worst thing I can say about the XFX HD 4770 is that it lacked a game bundle. At the low price, that the video card sells for that caveat is very easy to overlook. You can get a pair of these cards for some Crossfire action for under $250. The performance for the price makes the XFX HD 4770 one of the best video card bangs for your bucks.

9.0
10
 
 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Karrueche Tran feels Contrite over making Fun of Blue Ivy’s Hair
Karrueche Tran feels Contrite over making Fun of Blue Ivy’s Hair
Karreche Tran has said that she feels contrite over making fun of Blue Ivy’s hair.
 
 
OKC Thunder Trade Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia 76ers
OKC Thunder Trade Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia 76ers
The Oklahoma City Thunder traded center Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers on Aug. 26 for a $1.25 million trade exception and a 2015 second-round draft pick.
 
 
Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an impressive time lapse video app
Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an impressive time lapse video app
Time lapse videos usually require sophisticated and costly tools. The secret to Hyperlapse can be found in its built-in stabilization technology.
 
 
Dez Bryant Eager To Get New Long-Term Deal Done
Dez Bryant Eager To Get New Long-Term Deal Done
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has expressed his desire to get a new, lucrative contract extension before the start of the 2014 NFL regular season.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.