AMD HD7770 Review
As is always the case now, but worth noting nonetheless, our GPU test rig is based upon our X79 setup with the beefy i7-3960X underpinning it.
Catalyst HD7970 Drivers 12.1
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Similarly to the HD7970 and HD7950 the HD7770 is capable of running at a pretty big 1150MHz on the core. Certainly any performance deficit wont be clockspeed related.
As we'd expect with a smaller card the heatsink doesn't quite manage to keep things as cool as we saw with the bigger cards in the range. However the thing we have to point out is how quiet this is. It's unbelievably quiet even when running under hefty loading. This would make a perfect HTPC card if silence is as important to you as it is to us.