HIS HD 4770 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card

Introduction

IntroductionHIS 4770
 
Every so often graphics cards take a leap forward in technology and promise to be the next best thing since sliced bread. Ever the optimist, I tend to take this at face value and expect to see these promises come to light, but more often than not, expectations are shattered and everything comes crashing back down to earth.
 
Not long ago we were welcoming ATI and Nvidia's 55nm technology with open arms. It seems like only yesterday that both companies were releasing their latest and greatest cards in the hope of capturing your imagination and your wallet. Today we are taking a look at the first ever 40nm card, in the form of the HIS ATI  Radeon HD4770. Being the first of it's kind the 4770 has a lot to live up to, but this budget card may bring more than we bargained for.
 
Established in 1987 HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) set out with a mission to produce the highest quality PC products in the industry. With over 800 awards from worldwide media under their belt, they can't be far off reaching this goal. Certain that they will be "Your Choice of Graphics Board Supplier" HIS certainly know how to talk the talk, but let's see if they can walk the walk with their latest addition to their graphics card lineup, the eagerly anticipated ATI Radeon HD4770.
 
 
Specifications
 
Model Name HIS HD4770 (Full HD 1080p) HDMI 512MB (128bit) GDDR5 Dual DL-DVI & TV (HDCP) PCIe (RoHS)
Chipset
Radeon HD 4700 PCIe Series
ASIC
RadeonTM HD 4770 GPU
Pixel Pipelines
640 stream processing units* (Unified)
Vertex Engines
640 stream processing units* (Unified)
Manu. Process
(Micron) 40nm
Transistor
826 million
Memory Size
(MB) 512
Memory Type
GDDR5
RAMDAC
(MHz) 400
Engine CLK
(MHz) 750
Memory CLK
(Gbps) 3.2Gbps (800 x 4)
Memory Interface
(bit) 128
Power Supply Requirement
450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireXTM technology in dual mode)
 
One might be led to believe that the HD4770 is slower than all of the HD48xx series, however this is not the case. The HD4770 is strategically positioned to perform above the HD4830 and just below the HD4850 allowing ATI to hold another price point in the low end segment of the market.
 
The HD4770 features the same number of stream processors as the HD4830, but has half the memory interface. To prevent this from severely crippling the card ATI have used GDDR5 memory, much like that seen on the 512MB HD4870 last year, clocked at 3200Mhz. The card also features a significantly higher clock speed (750Mhz) compared to 575Mhz and 625Mhz of the 4830 and 4850 respectively.
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Most Recent Comments

09-05-2009, 06:58:39

AntiHeroUK
Will the world's first 40nm GPU have what it takes to be a contender or will it be a case of too much too soon?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...185323699s.jpg

Read the full Review HERE

09-05-2009, 07:13:10

zak4994
Don't like barebone cards. Seem cheap. But this thing surely can compete against the 9600GT with pricing no?

Seems like a good card over all.

09-05-2009, 08:49:30

AntiHeroUK
The 4830 easily performs above the 9600GT and the 4770 performs ahead of the 4830 and is comparable to the 4850 so it's great value for money

09-05-2009, 10:52:25

D-Cyph3r
I have literally seen nothing but praise for this card. In Crossfire friendly games it's supposed to be as fast as a GTX280, which is astonishing really...

09-05-2009, 10:54:49

AntiHeroUK
Yeah they do look rather tasty in Crossfire

09-05-2009, 11:33:42

TonyG
Do I buy 2 to replace my 4850

09-05-2009, 16:34:01

zak4994
Well we need to see figures of crossfire 4770 vs crossfire 4850 first. But for now I wouldn't do anything.

09-05-2009, 18:01:07

PeterStoba
Crossfire 4850s is gonna cost about 50 more and consume more power, for not alot more performance.

09-05-2009, 18:29:24

Daza
4770 in x-fire decimate a 4890,4870,4850-gtx 275, gtx 260 upto 1920x1200

For 150 not a bad double act.

09-05-2009, 19:44:45

monkey7
BUT if you already have a 4850, I think it's better to CF it with another '50 because its second hand price is probably dropping like a stone now.
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