|XFX Radeon R7770 Black Edition Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 15 February 2012|
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XFX R7770 Black Super Overclocked Edition
Manufacturer: XFX Creation, Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by XFX.
AMD might have trouble keeping up with the competition in the CPU arena, but their acquisition of ATI allowed them to become a major player in the graphics world. AMD and NVIDIA regularly trade places in the "fastest video card" rankings, and while NVIDIA's been good holding down the title with its current high-end, the Fermi-based GTX 580, AMD's new "Tahiti" GPU decisively stole the performance crown in its 7970 form.
In recent weeks Benchmark Reviews has had the privilege of testing XFX' top-end overclocked versions of cards based on the Radeon 7970 and Radeon 7950 GPUs. We were very impressed with their performance, low noise levels, and "ZeroPower" technology. However, at $600 and $500, respectively, they're out of the price range of most enthusiasts. Cards based on AMD's Pitcairn and Cape Verde GPUs should be much less expensive. Today we have XFX' factory-overclocked version of the Cape Verde-based Radeon 7770 GPU. At $179.99, it's much less expensive than the Tahiti-based cards, but how will its performance compare?
Although it's much smaller, the XFX 7770 Black Super Overclocked Edition with Double Dissipation is visually very similar to its big brother cards.