AMD HD7770 Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

AMD HD7770 Review

Test Setup

As is always the case now, but worth noting nonetheless, our GPU test rig is based upon our X79 setup with the beefy i7-3960X underpinning it.

AMD HD7770
Catalyst HD7970 Drivers 12.1
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Overclocking

Similarly to the HD7970 and HD7950 the HD7770 is capable of running at a pretty big 1150MHz on the core. Certainly any performance deficit wont be clockspeed related.

AMD HD7770 Review

Temperatures

As we'd expect with a smaller card the heatsink doesn't quite manage to keep things as cool as we saw with the bigger cards in the range. However the thing we have to point out is how quiet this is. It's unbelievably quiet even when running under hefty loading. This would make a perfect HTPC card if silence is as important to you as it is to us.

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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
Quote:
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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