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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

HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video Card

Manufacturer: Hightech Information System Limited
Product Name: HIS 7770 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDP
Model Number: H777F1G2M
Price As Tested: $129.99 (Amazon / NewEgg)

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.



# 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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