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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon 7750 iCooler
HIS 7750 iCooler Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS 7750 iCooler Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS 7750 iCooler Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2

The Battlefield franchise has been known to demand a lot from PC graphics hardware. DICE (Digital Illusions CE) has incorporated their Frostbite-1.5 game engine with Destruction-2.0 feature set with Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 features destructible environments using Frostbit Destruction-2.0, and adds gravitational bullet drop effects for projectiles shot from weapons at a long distance. The Frostbite-1.5 game engine used on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 consists of DirectX-10 primary graphics, with improved performance and softened dynamic shadows added for DirectX-11 users.

At the time Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was published, DICE was also working on the Frostbite-2.0 game engine. This upcoming engine will include native support for DirectX-10.1 and DirectX-11, as well as parallelized processing support for 2-8 parallel threads. This will improve performance for users with an Intel Core-i7 processor. Unfortunately, the Extreme Edition Intel Core i7-980X six-core CPU with twelve threads will not see full utilization.

In our benchmark tests of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the first three minutes of action in the single-player raft night scene are captured with FRAPS. Relative to the online multiplayer action, these frame rate results are nearly identical to daytime maps with the same video settings. The Frostbite-1.5 game engine in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 appears to equalize our test set of video cards, and despite AMD's sponsorship of the game it still plays well using any brand of graphics card.

  • BattleField: Bad Company 2
    • Extreme Settings: (Highest Quality, HBAO, 8x AA, 16x AF, 180s Fraps Single-Player Intro Scene)

Battlefield_BC2.jpg

Cost Analysis: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (1680x1050)

  • $129.99 HIS Radeon iCooler HD 7750 costs $3.48 per FPS
  • $119.99 GeForce GTX 450 costs $2.78 per FPS
  • $119.99 MSI GeForce GTX 550-Ti costs $2.29 per FPS
  • $139.99 GeForce GTX 460 costs $2.52 per FPS
  • $109.99 Radeon HD5770 costs $2.86 per FPS
  • $149.99 Radeon HD6850 costs $2.60 per FPS
  • Test Summary: As DirectX 11 titles go, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is not the most demanding. All of the lower end GTS cards can deliver above standard frame rates. The good news is that if you have a HD 7750 you can rest assured that your video card won't be the cause of your lag in BF: BC2.

    Graphics Card HIS Radeon
    iCooler HD 7750
    Radeon
    HD5770
    GeForce
    GTS 450
    GeForce
    GTX 550Ti
    GeForce
    GTX 460
    Radeon
    HD6850
    GPU Cores 512 800 192 384 336 960
    Core Clock (MHz) 800 850 783 822 715 775
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A N/A 1566 1645 1430 N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1125 1200 1804 1002 900 1000
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1204MB GDDR-5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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    # low poweralfresc0 2012-02-15 03:15
    I know this is not a top end card but just 71w at full chat. wow!
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    # RE: HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler Video CardAli 2012-02-16 00:20
    A neat and clean very nice looking card. but i wished it should had some more stream processors but any way .. temperature and power figures are really awesome maaaaaannnn !!!
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    # n/adavid 2012-06-09 13:40
    Your specs on the 550ti are wrong has the same amount cores as a 450 and not 256bit bus
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