AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Video Card Review

The AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (Cont’d)

The Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition uses a standard aluminum cooler with a 80 mm fan.

AMD Radeon HD 7770Figure 4: Video card cooler

In Figure 5, you can see the video card with its cooler removed. It uses a voltage regulator with three phases for the GPU and one phase for the memory chips. The phases for the GPU uses ferrite-core coils, but the phase for the memory uses an iron-core coil. All capacitors used on this video card are solid.

AMD Radeon HD 7770Figure 5: AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition

The reviewed video card uses four Hynix H5GQ2H24MFR-T2C GDDR5 chips, each one storing 2 Gbit of data, making the 1 GB of memory available on this video card. Each chip is connected to the GPU through a 32-bit lane, creating the 128-bit datapath that is available. These chips can run up to 5 GHz. On this video card, they are accessed at 4.5 GHz, leaving an 11% margin for you to increase the memory clock still within specifications. Of course, you can always try to push the memory clock above its specs.

AMD Radeon HD 7770Figure 6: Memory chips

Before seeing the performance results, let’s recap the main features of this video card.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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