AMD HD7770 Review

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AMD HD7770 Review

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The target for the HD7770 is, as always, the sub $200 (about £150 usually) market. This is one of the tightest contested sectors in the whole graphics card world, with a tenner here and there moving you a few models up or down, gaining lots of extra performance if you can step up to the next one. As we're still waiting for the HD78x0 cards there will be quite a gap between the performance of the HD7770 when compared to the next model up in the Radeon range.

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One of the many benefits that Steam brings is the ability to see what is genuinely the most popular card around, and unsurprisingly the HD5770 is still up there. Although this does beg the question "What happened with the 6 series", as none of the cards AMD have chosen to highlight are from their much-maligned previous iteration.

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The clockspeeds that we can attain from the ever-shrinking dies are becoming mind-blowing, and nowhere is this truer than with the HD7770 which comes out of the box at a whopping 1GHz core. Even more surprising is how low the power consumption is. A mere 3W when your monitor has gone into power-saving mode, and only 80W when rocking hard.

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15-02-2012, 06:02:52

Lollipop
Just woke up, can't wait... Quote

15-02-2012, 06:05:10

Ruthless
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Originally Posted by Lollipop View Post

Just woke up, can't wait...
not much to get excited aboutQuote

15-02-2012, 06:12:36

yassarikhan786
Really disappointing card. As you said in the conclusion no point in getting it over a 560 or 6870 for gaming purposes. The noise and power aspects are the only pluses about this card :/Quote

15-02-2012, 06:13:00

SieB
The prices at the moment are what are making these cards bad, they are good cards but they are priced a lot higher than they should be making them bad value for your money. Really they should replace the 6xxx series equivalent in price and position.

If you look at the 6 series launch prices, the 7xxx equivalent should come in at the same and replace the lower model, maybe priced £10 or £20 higher than last gen but not £100+ more like we are seeing now.

6770 - £100 this is where the 7770 should be at around £100 new - actual price is ~£130

6850 - £150 this is where the 7850 should be at around £150 new - actual price will be ~£250+ (rumored)

6870 - £170 this is where the 7870 should be at £170 new - actual price will be ~£280+ (rumored)

6950 - £250 this is where the 7950 should be at around £250 new - actual price is £350+

6970 - £300 this is where the 7970 should be at around £350 new - actual price is £450+

If it wasn't for these cards being priced as high as they are, they would be much better because price to performance would be good, but at the moment it's not. I just hope when Nvidia launches Kepler the prices even out, for now i'll stick with my 6850.Quote

15-02-2012, 06:27:20

Lollipop
The card is a bit.... meh.Quote
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