Check out our preview of the GIGABYTE HD 7770 video card, and stay tuned for the actual review!
The GIGABYTE HD 7770
The AMD HD 7000 series is here, with a brand new chip and a new design. The HD 7000 is the latest series of graphics cards just released by AMD, and carries a new graphics processing architecture called Southern Islands. When it was first announced, Southern Islands was rumored to be just a die shrink of the platform used by the HD 6900 series (Cayman).
However, it soon became clear that it was its own architecture, and was intended to compete with Nvidia’s successor to the GeForce 500 series. There has yet been no official announcement from Nvidia regarding the next line of GeForce GPU’s, codenamed Kepler. However, AMD’s release of the HD 7000 series will surely motivate them further.
The card we’re previewing today is the HD 7770 from GIGABYTE. The HD 7770 is a midrange card using a 28nm fabrication process, and is codenamed Cape Verde XT. The HD 7770 is rumored to carry approximately 1.5 billion transistors and has complete support for the PCI-Express 3.0 standard.
Image Credits: GIGABYTE USA
- GIGABYTE HD Experience Series
- Powered by AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition GPU
- Integrated with the first 1GB GDDR5 memory and 128-bit memory interface
- Features Dual-link DVI-I / HDMI / mini DisplayPort * 2
- Overclock to 1100 MHz
- Support CrossFireX™ and Avivo™HD
- System power supply requirement: 450W
|Chipset||Radeon HD 7770|
|Digital max resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Analog max resolution||2048 x 1536|
|Process Technology||28 nm|
|Core Clock||1100 Mhz|
|Memory Clock||4500 MHz|
|Memory Size||1 GB|
|Memory Bus||128 bit|
|Card Bus||PCI-E 2.1|
|I/O|| HDMI * 1
DVI-I * 1
Mini DisplayPort *2
|Card size||H=41.5 mm, L=212 mm, W=136.5 mm|
|Power requirement||450 W|
Stay tuned to Bjorn3D, as the full review of this card (and many others) is coming soon!