|HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Friday, 04 May 2012|
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HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video Card
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by HIS.
If the you have read the reviews of the AMD Radeon HD 79xx series of video cards here at benchmark reviews you will know that owning the fastest single GPU video card will hurt your wallet. While we can all aspire to (or dream of) owning one or more of these high end video cards, the simple fact is that not everyone can afford such luxuries. In this article we take a look at the more moderately priced HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB video card armed with AMD's Cape Verde 28nm GPU Core. Sure enough it won't run your favorite games maxed out at 1080p but with an msrp of $129.99 you might be pleasantly surprised at its power to weight ratio. Benchmark Reviews aims to provide you with an unbiased review of the HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB video card and report back our findings, keeping you informed on the latest technologies available on the market today.
HIS' iCooler technology has come a long way since the Radeon X700Pro days, back then it was comparable to the size of a southbridge cooler of today's standards but the principals have always been the same; cooler and quieter than the reference design. This coupled with the 28nm Cape Verde GPU means that we get respectable frame rates and very low power draw in a very small compact video card, probably best suited to an HTPC environment but still good for a mid range gaming PC.
For this review we have a comparative range of video cards in our usual mixture of DX10 / DX11 synthetic benchmarks and current games to get a good idea where it fits in performance and price wise. We also intend to overclock the HIS HD 7770 iCooler to its limits and see if the 'iCooler' really has what it takes to cool the GPU and other components effectively, so without further delay let's move on and get stuck in.