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AMD Cape Verde Spawns Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 Graphics Cards by Add-in Partners

AMD Cape Verde Spawns Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 Graphics Cards by Add-in Partners

Today, AMD rolls out its mainstream performance oriented Cape Verde GPU clan with the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7750 GPUs.

Adopting the same new GCN architecture as well as their 28nm fabrication process of the Tahiti GPU, the Radeon HD 7770 is the highlight of the Cape Verde GPU series as the first GPU clocked at 1000MHz. Also joining it is the Radeon HD 7750 GPU.

Graphics cards based on these GPUs have a suggested retail price of US$159 and US$109 respectively. At the price range, these will form the new performance mainstream cards from AMD to go up against the GeForce GTX 550 Ti and their existing Radeon HD 6700 series (which are made up of the 6750, 6770 and 6790 models). You can get more info in our hands-on of the first card to land in our lab.

Here's a quick specs comparison table between the two new Cape Verde GPU models:-

Model AMD Radeon HD 7770 AMD Radeon HD 7750
Transistor Count 1500 million
Manufacturing Process 28nm
Core Clock 1000MHz 800MHz
Stream Processors 640 Stream processing units 512 Stream processing units
Stream Processor Clock 1125MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMU) or Texture Filtering (TF) units 40 32
Raster Operator units (ROP) 16
Memory Clock 4500MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 72GB/s

Several add-in card card partners including (but not limited to) ASUS and Sapphire have launched their versions of the Radeon HD 7770/7750 graphics cards with custom designs and coolers. Here is a quick pictorial overview of them and key specs:-

 

 

 

And here are their respective official press releases:-

Sapphire Launches HD 7700 Series

MSI Reveals HD 7700 Series Dual-Fan Graphic Cards with Improved Cooling Performance

ASUS Showcases New HD 7770 DirectCU TOP and HD 7750 Graphics Cards

HIS Unveils HIS 7770 Fan 1GB GHz Edition - The First Card in the World with 1GHz Clock Speed

HIS Unveils HIS 7750 iCooler 1GB - The Mid-range Card with High Performance to Price Ratio and Low Power Consumption!

Club 3D releases Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition

Club 3D releases Radeon HD 7750

You can also read more about the ASUS Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU TOP 1GB GDDR5 (HD7770-DCT-1GD5) in our quick review.

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