Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC
Posted on: 02/26/2012 11:46 PM
Today we are checking out the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC Edition, which has been designed from the ground up featuring a custom PCB, upgraded cooling setup, and factory overclocking. Despite the numerous improvements that Gigabyte has been able to make, they have also managed to hit the MSRP right on target...
AMD recently expanded their Radeon HD 7000 series with some affordable options which included the HD 7770 and HD 7750. With an MSRP of just $159 US the Radeon HD 7770 is slightly cheaper than the GeForce GTX 560, yet more expensive than the HD 6770 which it is ultimately replacing.
Codenamed Cape Verde XT, this new budget orientated GPU features roughly 1500 million transistors in a die size of just 123mm2. Although the core configuration has been cut down when compared to the old Radeon HD 6770, AMD has adopted the new GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture which is more efficient.
The Radeon HD 6870, which was previously the highest clocked Radeon graphics card to date, operates its core at 900MHz. The Radeon HD 7770 on the other hand comes standard at a much more aggressive 1000MHz. However for those of you who think a 1GHz core frequency isn’t enough, it seems Gigabyte agrees as their OC version comes clocked at 1.1GHz.
The AMD AIC (Add-In Card) partners have been quick to jump on the Radeon HD 7700 series and already just 2 weeks after launch there are well over a dozen different examples. However if you are looking for a Radeon HD 7770 graphics card that sticks to the MSRP while still offering factory overclocking and an upgraded cooler, then we have just the product - the Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD, which is arguably the best value HD 7770 graphics card available at $159 US.
Printed from Legion Hardware (http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_radeon_hd_7770_oc,1.html)