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Benchmark Results: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

AMD Radeon HD 7770 And 7750 Review: Familiar Speed, Less Power

While we generally consider this to be a processor-bound title, shifting down to lower-end graphics cards definitely applies a more taxing workload to the 3D subsystem. Both the Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 handle High detail settings at 1680x1050 well enough. The Ultra setting is significantly more demanding, but given the pace of this title, not entirely unplayable.

The Radeon HD 7770 easily beats Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 550 Ti, but comes in behind the 256-bit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB, which in turn slightly trails the Radeon HD 6850. Meanwhile, the Radeon HD 7750 pretty much matches pace with AMD’s old (but still quite capable) Radeon HD 5770, itself losing to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti under High details and then passing it at Ultra quality settings.

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    bobbyp86 , 15 February 2012 17:33
    The 7770 is not good value at all, I bought my 6770 for £80 last year. are selling the 6850 for cheaper than the 7770 and the 6870 for just a tiny bit more. As noted the 7750 has more of a point in a HTPC or SFF build.

    I'm hoping Nvidia have some competition on the way sooner rather than later. At the moment my £250 budget doesn't look like it's going to buy any more performance than it would have done over a year ago :( 
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    FinneousPJ , 15 February 2012 20:16
    The architecture looks impressive but the prices seem a bit inflated.
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    synthaside , 15 February 2012 23:11
    Origionally i was thinking of upgrading from my long serving 5770' which used to be a pair until one bought the farm and was RMA'ed for a refund ( they were unable to source a replacment xfx 5770 )

    With a pair of these ... it doesnt seem like i would be getting much more oomph for the investment .. they would be a lot better as a £100 card considering how they perform , power draw means next to nothing in a mid level enthuisiast arena price / performance ratio really is king.

    Perhaps is time to look elsewhere ..
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    aje21 , 16 February 2012 01:35
    AMD is addressing the entry-level space with Radeon HD 7770 and 7750

    Really, so nothing to replace the lower end boards then? (Or is there something below entry-level now?)
    Would expect to see something like a 76xx or below as the real entry level.
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    wifiwolf , 16 February 2012 02:17
    You can't really compare gtx 460 performance with dx 11 graphics using dx11 path
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    wifiwolf , 16 February 2012 02:19
    aje21Really, so nothing to replace the lower end boards then? (Or is there something below entry-level now?)Would expect to see something like a 76xx or below as the real entry level.

    In earlier news it's stated that 76xx and below will be rebrands and trinity
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    seumas_beathan , 16 February 2012 06:20
    These cards are really bad for the price, the 7750 bearly beats the 5770
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    9_breaker , 17 February 2012 15:29
    the 7770 will have better value when it drops it also has low power consumption so you wont need a expensive psu.
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    bosing , 26 February 2012 17:59
    So, hold on. Am I not safer with this and a highly rated 400W PSU, than the 6850? There's savings here: at least I can cop out of a new PSU.
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    Gusta_Cz , 28 January 2014 16:39
    Mine HD 7770 can get ULTRA settings on BF3 w/ AA x4 on 1920x1080