As usual, the following are the specs of our trusty graphics card test bed system:-
Due to time constraints, we weren't able to compare an exhaustive list of graphics cards, nor update our previous comparison results to the latest drivers. Still, we believe that the shared data would be reasonable for an understanding of how the Radeon HD 7770 fares in the big picture. As pointed out on the first page, the Radeon HD 7770 is priced to compete against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti and hopefully even against the older AMD Radeon HD 6790.
The version of the AMD Catalyst drivers used for the Radeon HD 7770 is version 12.1, even newer than those used for our Radeon HD 7900 series article.
The list of cards tested and driver versions used:
The list of extra cards that were used power and temperature comparison:
In moving with the times, we have updated our benchmarking software to include three other gaming titles to the mix - Crysis 2, Batman: Arkam City and Dirt 3. For these 3 games, we're using the newest drivers for all the comparison cards at the time of writing. Note that we've excluded Unigine v2.1 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for the time being as we're reserving them for the full Radeon HD 7700 series comparison where more emphasis will be placed on their DX11 capabilities.
The list of benchmarks used: