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Graphics Have Asus changed the cooler on their 5770s?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yadda, 17 Nov 2009.

  1. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    My Asus 5770 arrived this morning and is it just me or have Asus recently changed the cooler?

    At first I thought they'd sent me a 5750 by mistake but the little sticker on the card confirms it is indeed a 5770 and the length of the card also tallies with that of a 5770. At first I felt disappointed, I prefer the look of the batmobile coolers to the standard type but I then I noticed something....

    Although from a glance it looks like a 5750 cooler which according to reviews I've seen is a very simple solid aluminium affair, this one has copper heatpipes.

    Have Asus "upgraded" the cooling on their 5770's? :clap:

    Or should I be annoyed that my card looks like a 5750 (Batmobiles are cooler, right? :D).

    The proof of the pudding's in the eating of course but unfortunately I'm waiting for a hard disk before I can try mine out.

    So, what think ye?

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  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Looks good if you have Case ventilation, lets hope its quiet eh?
     
  3. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    Yes, good point. This one doesn't exhaust at the rear like the batmo-cooler. I've not seen one of those under the hood, what's the heatsink like?
     
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  4. n0va

    n0va Burnin'!

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    Looks pretty nice in my opinion, and is very short after all. Like Elton said, with some case vent this should be running smoothly :D
     
  5. rodrigobiz

    rodrigobiz New Member

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    wow nice! i want one of this!
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I had this with my Asus 8800GT, thought they'd cocked up and used a 2-pin fan. No variable fanspeed for me.
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's a VERY fat pipe!
     
  8. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    After a bit of scratching around, I think I've solved the mystery.

    It seems my card is the 2nd revision of the 5770 as given away by the product code on the box label - "EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2/A".

    A few Googles later and I find a few Russian previews of Powercolor's V2 card, with its new cooler. From what I gather (although the translation didn't seem that good) the new cooler is supposed to be an improvement over the original.

    That's not the only difference either. A closer look at my card and a few close-up card pics with zoom feature on Newegg (very handy) revealed another difference - the RAM. The original 5770 shiped with Hynix memory whereas the V2/rev2 cards come with the same Samsung memory chips as fitted on the 58xx cards. I doubt this will make any difference though, they're rated at the same speed as the Hynix (1.25/5GHz).
     
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  9. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    looks good, considering its such a low power card, that cooler should keep the GPU nice and chilly
     
  10. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for the quality of the pic, but here's a pic of the Samsung RAM on the card. I wonder why they chose Samsung chips (the same as used on the 58xx cards) for the 5770 V2 instead of the Hynix RAM which appeared on the original 5770 cards?

    (Apologies for the quality of the pic, my cameraphone has no flash).

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  11. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    probably because Hynix is sh*t ram haha - anyone remember the 8800gt? :p

    but in all seriousness Samsung is the larger memory manufacturer with the largest production capacity - they are probably able to provide cheaper ICs than hynix is.
     
  12. -VK-

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    Hey,

    Yes, we've changed the cooler on the cards. You'll find that the new cooler is quieter and provides better temperatures. :)

    You were right about the model code too, the "V2" describes that change of the card and is going to be replacing the original card (In the UK at least).

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  13. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Is it still only a 2-pin fan connector?
     
  14. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks for posting on the thread.

    Although an improvement, do you think you took a risk making the new cooler look so similar to the 5750's (with a very similar teardrop shaped shroud)? Because of this, many people's initial reaction (like myself at first) based on looks alone will be that it is inferior to the original cooler (until they see the heatpipes of course). I've read people actually recommending the original card over the V2 because of their misunderstanding! :duh:

    Great job though. Once you look closely and see the heat-pipes and nice thick slice of copper on the GPU you realise the new cooler is very capable. I'm looking forward to trying it out. :thumb:

    One more question if you don't mind - any idea why the RAM has changed from Hynix to Samsung on the V2 cards?


    Yes, it sure is (you can just about see it in the first picture I posted, top right hand corner of the card).
     
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  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Anyone know if it's quiet or not?
     
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    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    I ordered myself the same cooler. It is very good and recommend further.
     

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