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PowerColor adds slightly overclocked Radeon HD 5770 PCS+

TUL Corporation aka PowerColor, introduced an upgraded addition into the HD5700 series: the PCS+ HD5770. Part of the award-winning PCS series, the PCS+ HD5770 features outstanding factory overclocked ability with core and memory clocks at 875 MHz and 1225MHz respectively and GDDR5 onboard memory. Memory data transmission rates are enhanced up to 4.9Gbps, easily boosting gaming performance.

The PCS+ HD5770 also features an ultra quite 92mm cooling fan which is made of a low-noise impeller, easily dissipating heat from the copper base that fully covers the GPU at lower fan speed and efficiently cools down the temperature up to 10°C compared to that of reference board design. This allows more headroom for overclocking giving gamers maximum performance of their rig.

DiRT2 Game Bundle: Unleash DirectX 11 gaming power
To maximize the DirectX 11 technology, PowerColor includes the latest DiRT2 into PCS+ HD5770. DiRT2 is a world tour of adrenaline-fuelled extreme off-road events in stunning real-world locations. With the support of DirectX 11 technology, this latest game delivers the most realistic, immersive and exhilarating racing experience to gamers...
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That's 25mhz over both core and memory, why do factory overclocks have to be so pointless...

Seriously. Every manufacturer should have two models (excluding different cooling models). Stock, and one card overclocked to near-max. I hate all the in betweens, it costs them no more money to add 25mhz to the bios than it does to add 100mhz, they shouldn't be charging 100$ more.
 

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That's pathetic. What kind of performance gain is 25MHz going to get you?
 

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Think of it this way. Some ill-informed users who don't want (or know how) to overclock will pick this card because of it's "enhanced performance" over stock.

So, for very little effort on Powercolor's part, they stand to make more money from some users. From a business perspective, it makes sense.

Since we're "informed," we'll of course buy the stock one and overclock it much further for free. But, we're in the minority for sure.
 

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Seriously. Every manufacturer should have two models (excluding different cooling models). Stock, and one card overclocked to near-max. I hate all the in betweens, it costs them no more money to add 25mhz to the bios than it does to add 100mhz, they shouldn't be charging 100$ more.
I imagine it is only slightly overclocked so they don't have to do binning when the sell the overclocked cards. The improved cooling system is where much of the price increase derives from, me thinks. People just tend to get ovewhelmed by pre-overclocked items; if an improved cooling system were the only "bonus" for buying such graphics cards, I think a lot less people would be complaining. In this sense, you can view the card as a model with improved cooling, and the mild overclock is just an added on "bonus." The fact that people will buy this card solely for its factory overclock supports my point of people not paying attention to the real improvement to the card (and the major source for the price increase): The improved cooling.
 
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