XFX Radeon™ HD 5770 Contest

BY Andrew Miesner / August 11, 2010


Congratulations to Andrew “Andrw^” B. the winner of the XFX Radeon™ HD 5770 Contest! Andrew was selected randomly out of over 500 entries to receive the all-important private message. He proceeded to answer all three questions correctly, making him the official winner. It is also important to note that Andrew was the first and only user selected.


Today XFX has launched the XFX ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 single slot graphics card. To commerate that launch XFX is running a contest where they will give away one of these cards to one lucky winner.

The contest takes place in two stages. First you need to head on over to the XFX site by clicking here and use the information available there to answer the three questions below:

1. What percenatage greater is the heatpipe surface on this card versus 5770 dual slot graphics card?
2. How many decibels lower is the accoustic level of the 5770 Single slot versus the 5770 dual slot graphics card?
3. What 3 “ility” words are specifically mentioned in the product description?

Once you answer these questions store them for later use! In order to enter the contest simply respond to this thread with the following:


One lucky winner will be randomly selected and will receive a private message on this site. The winner will need to respond with the answers to the questions in order to win. If the first winner does not respond within one day of selection we will select a second winner.



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.

This contest is only open to residents of North America. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada in order to win this contest. Any contestants who respond with the answers to the questions will be automatically disqualified! The contest will end on Monday, August 23rd.