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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Friday, 04 May 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon 7770 iCooler
HIS 7770 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 7770 iCooler Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS 7770 iCooler Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1

The Unigine Heaven 2.1 benchmark is a free publicly available tool that grants the power to unleash the graphics capabilities in DirectX-11 for Windows 7 or updated Vista Operating Systems. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. With the interactive mode, emerging experience of exploring the intricate world is within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigine is one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets with tessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing the technology to the full extend and exhibiting the possibilities of enriching 3D gaming.

The distinguishing feature in the Unigine Heaven benchmark is a hardware tessellation that is a scalable technology aimed for automatic subdivision of polygons into smaller and finer pieces, so that developers can gain a more detailed look of their games almost free of charge in terms of performance. Thanks to this procedure, the elaboration of the rendered image finally approaches the boundary of veridical visual perception: the virtual reality transcends conjured by your hand.

Although Heaven-2.1 was recently released and used for our DirectX-11 tests, the benchmark results were extremely close to those obtained with Heaven-1.0 testing. Since only DX11-compliant video cards will properly test on the Heaven benchmark, only those products that meet the requirements have been included.

  • Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.1
    • Extreme Settings: (High Quality, Normal Tessellation, 16x AF, 4x AA)

Unigine_Heaven.jpg

Cost Analysis: Unigine Heaven (1680x1050)

  • $129.99 HIS Radeon iCooler HD 7770 costs $4.40 per FPS
  • $129.99 MSI GeForce GTX 550Ti costs $5.54 per FPS
  • $149.99 HIS Radeon HD6850 costs $5.73 per FPS
  • $139.99 Gigabyte GeForce GTX460 costs $4.59 per FPS
  • $109.99 HIS Radeon HD7750 costs $4.81 per FPS
  • $164.99 HIS Radeon HD6870 costs $5.29 per FPS
  • Video Card Test Products

    Graphics Card HIS Radeon
    iCooler HD 7770
    MSI GeForce
    GTX 550Ti
    HIS Radeon
    HD6850 X Turbo
    Gigabyte GeForce
    GTX 460 OC
    HIS Radeon
    HD7750 iCooler
    HIS Radeon
    HD6870 X Turbo X
    GPU Cores 640 192 960 336 512 1120
    Core Clock (MHz) 1000 950 820 715 800 975
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A 1900 N/A 1430 N/A N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1125 1075 1100 900 1125 1150
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1204MB GDDR-5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 128-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit 256-bit



     

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    # RE: HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video CardJohn 2012-11-01 10:35
    I have this card, and the fan at 100 percent is very loud. How could you possibly not notice a difference between 20 percent and 100 percent fan? Only explanation is that your ambient noise levels are very high, in that case you shouldn't state the card is silent at 100 fan, because it isn't.
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    # RE: RE: HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video CardOlin Coles 2012-11-01 10:44
    Why would you ever use the fan at 100% power? Every video card fan I've ever tested is loud at that power, and equally unnecessary.
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