Editors Liked

  • Silvertachaward.png, The price might drift down to $200, Unmatched feature set, Fills the huge performance gap nicely, Full 256bit memory architecture, 1.79 TeraFLOPS for < $250 (at launch), HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces included, Wide selection
  • Performance in synthetic tests ran close to the costlier Radeon HD 5850

Editors Didn't Like

  • Only 1120 Stream Processors, Only 16 ROPs, same as HD5770, GPU clock almost maxed out, Requires more power and cooling than HD5850, Power supply cost may keep card price from falling
  • Large; uses more power under load than HD 5850; at high resolutions, runs just a few frames per sec ahead of HD 5770