[Rumor] ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series shows up at E-tail

Fudzilla has linked to two German e-tail outlets which already have the HD 5750 and HD 5770 for sale.

Interestingly, both the websites, Mindfactory and DriveCity, list the exacy same details. The HD 5750 is priced at €119, while the HD 5770 retails for €149. These are great prices – even lower than expectations. Mind you, these prices include the hefty UST taxes in Eurozone. As a result, the HD 5750 is roughly priced the same as a GTS 250 and a HD 4850 1GB. The HD 5770 is priced at GTX 260 / HD 4870 levels. Judging by these prices, the US prices might end up as $125 for the HD 5750 and $175 for the HD 5770.

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Fudzilla has linked to two German e-tail outlets which already have the HD 5750 and HD 5770 for sale.

Interestingly, both the websites, Mindfactory and DriveCity, list the exacy same details. The HD 5750 is priced at €119, while the HD 5770 retails for €149. These are great prices – even lower than expectations. Mind you, these prices include the hefty UST taxes in Eurozone. As a result, the HD 5750 is roughly priced the same as a GTS 250 and a HD 4850 1GB. The HD 5770 is priced at GTX 260 / HD 4870 1GB levels. Judging by these prices, the US prices might end up less than $125 for the HD 5750 and $170 for the HD 5770.

The products in question are Powercolor, and both websites claim that both HD 5700 cards will be shipped starting 8th October. That comes as a surprise, as the official NDA date is reportedly set at 13th October. But then again, products appearing before NDA is nothing new – especially for smaller international e-tailers.

Fudzilla reports that both variants pack in 14 SIMD units, i.e. 1120 shader cores and 56 TMUs. Features are identical to its elder cousin, the HD 5800 series, including DX11 compliance, Eyefinity, etc. and is based on the Evergreen architecture. Both feature 128-bit memory interface tied to 1GB GDDR5 running at 1150 MHz. Fudzilla suggests that the only difference between the HD 5750 and the HD 5770 is the core frequency – HD 5750 runs at 700MHz and the HD 5770 at 825 MHz. This comes as a surprise, but of course, we will wait for the final specifications. A 1150 MHz makes a memory bandwidth of 74 GB/s. Considering 60 GB/s for the HD 4850 created a major bottleneck for the 800 SP running at 625 MHz, surely 74 GB/s is simply not enough to keep up with 1120 SP at 825 MHz? Unless, of course, AMD have made specific improvements in memory management.

Rumoured benchmarks of the HD 5750 have previously suggested that it is competitive with the GTS 250 and the HD 4850. However, if it really sports 1120 shaders at 700 MHz it ought to end up far faster. We will wait for real-world benchmarks with better drivers.

The HD 5700 series is promising to provide great performance while running efficiently, cool and quiet. Luckily for us consumers, are offering the HD 5700 products at excellent prices.

From the Nvidia side of things, there is no way they can afford to sell the 480 mm2 GT200b products against a 180 mm2 HD 5700 product, featuring the latest technology. We will have to wait for the GF100 derivatives, which should appear well into 2010. Let us hope they can hurry up the HD 5700 competitors, as this is expected to be a high demand segment.

The listings are available for the HD 5750 and the HD 5770. Of course, these listings should only be taken with a grain of salt.

Reference: Fudzilla

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