ATI Radeon HD 4770:The differences between the two references
May 1, 2009, 2:44 pm
Even before the world premiere of the desktop graphics adapter ATI Radeon HD 4770, which was the debut product of its kind manufactured in compliance with 40-nm technology standards, there is some uncertainty as to the design used in this experiment dvuhslotovoy active air cooling. In fact, it appears that virtually all partners AMD prepared to release their own version of a new graphics card, equipped with the same cooler, which is not similar to the one that we saw at the official presentation slides. Now, a final clarification on this issue made by staff of network resource Expreview, who reported that the developers were initially provided two options for reference performance ATI Radeon HD 4770. As noted, modifications Media Edition Retail Edition and have identical performance, but in terms of system performance, cooling markedly different. Thus, in the first case, a more expensive cooler lowers the temperature more effectively, but the maximum load creates more noise. is noteworthy that, in addition to structural features of the cooling system, both products have a different layout of elements on the printed circuit board. Below you to show images of the two versions in different angles, so that you could more easily compare them (the images are the first version of Media Edition).
At last, is to point out that the first one announced model based on the Radeon HD 4770 performed Media Edition, the company became XFX, which has proposed operating on standard frequencies graphics adapter, formed on the printed circuit board custom black.