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Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Videocard Review

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: ATI's Radeon HD 4770 (code name RV740) is derived from the venerable Radeon RV770 GPU. The Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B videocard has its GPU clocked at 750MHz and is equipped with 512MB GDDR5 memory running at 800MHz, giving it a bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte May 13 2009   Max Page  
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Overclocking, Power Draw, Test System Specs

Here's how the Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B videocard stacks up for power consumption in real life against a couple different graphics cards. PCSTATS measures total system power draw and compares that in 3D loaded (max value recorded in 3DMark06) and idle states (at Windows desktop). The power supply used in each test is an A-PFC compliant PC Power and Cooling 750W model.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportVideocard Power Consumption (Total System Power Draw)
Idle at Desktop Points Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 177
Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A 153
Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A (Crossfire) 222
MSI R3870X2-T2D1G-OC 165
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 137
Asus EAH4850 HTDI/512M 120
MSI R4830 T2D512-OC (Radeon 4830) 108
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB 135
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB Crossfire 180
Asus EAH4770 HTDI/512MD5/A 101
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT CrossFire 195
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 160
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 150
ASUS ENGTS250 DK 120
ASUS ENGTS250 DK in SLI 170
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI 96
nVidia Geforce 9600GTs in SLI 166
Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M 152
Palit Geforce 9600GT 512 151
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 196
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 183
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 165
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 140
3D Loaded: Points Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 421
Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A 390
Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP/G/3DHTI/1G/A (Crossfire) 610
MSI R3870X2-T2D1G-OC 330
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 225
Asus EAH4850 HTDI/512M 202
MSI R4830 T2D512-OC (Radeon 4830) 177
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB 186
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB Crossfire 279
Asus EAH4770 HTDI/512MD5/A 153.3
Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT CrossFire 549
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 333
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 252
ASUS ENGTS250 DK 214
ASUS ENGTS250 DK in SLI 316
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI 160
nVidia Geforce 9600GTs in SLI 313
Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M 220
Palit Geforce 9600GT 512 221
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 345
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 315
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 277
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 213

Obviously, two Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B videocards draw more power than a single videocard. However, even in the case of Crossfire'd Radeon HD 4770's, the pair draw less power than other SLI and dual-gpu video card. I suppose this is the benefit of a 40nm GPU, improved power efficiency!

Next up PCSTATS overclocks a pair of Radeon HD 4770s!

Crossfire'd Radon HD 4770 Overclocking

Overclocking Results:
Stock Overclocked
GPU Speed: 750 MHz 830 MHz
Memory Speed: (800) 3200 MHz (850) 3400 MHz

Crossfire Configuration

GPU Speed: 750 MHz 830 MHz
Memory Speed: (800) 3200 MHz (850) 3400 MHz
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

The Gigabyte GV-R477DR5-512H-B videocard ships with its ATI 'RV740' GPU clocked at 750MHz and the 512MB of onboard GDDR5 memory running at 800MHz, or effectively quad-pumped to 3.2GHz.

As always, PCSTATS overclocked the videocard through ATI's Catalyst Control Center using ATI Overdrive. The fan was set to run at 100% from the start and PCSTATS started with the GPU first, pausing to test the results with a quick 3D benchmark before continuing. We take note of any stability problems or artifacts, then list the maximum stable and artifact-free overclocked speed the videocard achieves. We'll be using ASUS' P5E3 Premium Intel X48 motherboard for these overclocking tests, along with a nice set of Patriot DDR3-1866 low latency memory modules.

Given the ease with which PCSTATS overclocked ASUS' EAH4770 videocard in our last review, for the Gigabyte HD 4770 we decided to cut to the chase. The memory and GPU clock speeds were dialed up as high as possible from the get-go. The Radeon HD 4770 handled 830MHz GPU / 850MHz memory as if it was nothing, 3DMark06 passed without any artifacts or instability.

As you expect, the overclocking situation was dito for the two Radeon HD 4770 videocards running in Crossfire. Both graphics cards overclocked to 830MHz GPU / 850MHz memory without a problem. This is one of the nice things about mainstream videocards, there's often a lot of headroom built in so you can boost the speed of the videocard without much risk. Might as well enjoy all that Free performance in the games!

To show you exactly what kind of performance this translates to, PCSTATS will be including overclocked Crossfire benchmark results for 3DMark06 and 3DMark Vantage.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Gigabyte GV-R477DR5-512H-B videocard was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. All benchmarks for the videocard were run in Windows Vista Ultimate, the reference video cards were tested in both Windows XP and Vista for the DX10 benchmarks.

PCSTATS is in the process of making the transition to a Windows Vista and Intel CPU test platform, so keep this in mind as you scan the benchmark results. In the second column are the general specs for the reference cards this ATI Radeon HD 4770 videocard is compared against.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (775) Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (775) AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (AM2)
Clock Speed:

15 x 200MHz = 3.0GHz

14 x 200MHz = 2.6GHz 14 x 200MHz = 2.8GHz
Motherboards:

ASUS P5E3 Premium* (Intel X48 Express)
MSI X48 Platinum
(Intel X48 Express)

MSI X48 Platinum (Intel X48 Express)

Foxconn C51XEM2 (NF 590 SLI)
Videocard:

Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB*
ASUS EAH4770 HTDI/512MD5/A
ASUS EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A
ASUS ENGTS250 DK
Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI

Palit Radeon HD 4870X2
ASUS Radeon EAH4850/HTDI/512MA
MSI Radeon R3870X2-T2D1G-OC
ASUS Radeon EAH3870X2 1G
Diamond HD 3650 Pe 512
MSI R4830-T2D512-OC

ASUS EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
ASUS EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
nVidia GeForce 8600GTS SLI
Foxconn
8600GTS-256
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H SLI
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Albatron 8600GT-256
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC
ASUS EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A
Palit 9600GT Sonic
Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN *

Memory: Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-1800C7D (DDR3)
Patriot PDC32G1866LLK (DDR3)

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3 (DDR2)

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Drive
Monitor (1080p): ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W
Heatsink: Intel E8400 Reference Intel E6750 Reference Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Test System Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Intel INF 9.0.0.1008
Catalyst 9.4
Forceware 182.08

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit*

Benchmarks:

3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR
Crysis
Call of Juarez
Lost Planet

Benchmark results are organized by GPU manufacturer first (AMD/ATI or nVidia), then by GPU generation, and then by GPU class (high end, mainstream, value). This approach provides a clearer view of how performance can differ from generation to generation, and class to previous generation. The product being tested is marked with the red colour bar.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512H-B Radeon HD 4770 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Crossfire'd HD4770's - Twice the Value?
 Pg 3.  — Overclocking, Power Draw, Test System Specs
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, Crysis
 Pg 6.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 7.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  AA/AF Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  AA/AF Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 11.  Conclusion - Mainstream to the Power of Two

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