The NVIDIA soon introducing a card which will act as a direct competitor to the HD 5770, ATI’s board partners are have been searching for ways to make their 10 month old products maintain the public’s interest. To this end, several will be launching single slot HD 5770 cards in the near future. The goal of these isn’t necessarily to appeal to the enthusiast mindset but rather to bring high performance to a smaller form factor. Since the Juniper XT core produces a fraction of the power of higher end cards, it is a prime candidate for this single slot treatment.
XFX is following in the footsteps of their competitors with their own single slot HD 5770 1GB. Judging from the pictures alone, we’re hoping it will be a relatively quiet card as well since it does seem to sport a rather large fan. Otherwise, clock speeds will likely run the gamut as XFX has been known to release pre-overclocked versions of their products.
Expect a review in the next few days.