Powercolor goes green: HD 5750 without additional power plug
With the Radeon HD 5750 of the Go Green Series Powercolor just introduced the first DirectX 11 graphics card that doesn't need additional power supply.
Without the additional 6-pin power connector the Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 Go Green is only fed via the PCI Express slot, which delivers a maximum of 75 watt. Thus Powercolor undercuts the theoretical power consumption of the chip by about 13 percent.
Currently there is only a render picture of the box, but now information about the clock speeds or the cooling solution of the graphics card. According to the press release and the box imprint the Radeon HD 5750 Go Green has, like other 5750 cards, 1 GiByte GDDR5 VRAM and two Dual-Link DVI connectors as well as a DisplayPort. Powercolor says to be aiming for the same gaming performance level as offered by the reference design of the HD 5750 with lowered power consumption.
In the power consumption tests with Race Driver: Grid made by PC Games Hardware the common HD 5750 graphics cards reached 67 to 78 watt - so with some optimizations a nominal maximum of 75 watt is definitely possible. Our inquiry about the matter has not yet been answered by Powercolor, but we will keep you up-to-date.
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