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AMD Radeon HD 7750 Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 63,340 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 17, 2012
Page: 1 of 14
Introduction
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Today, let’s take a look at the new Radeon HD 7750, a USD 110 video card based on the latest graphics architecture from AMD, dubbed “Graphics Core Next” or simply “GCN,” which supports the new PCI Express 3.0 connection and the latest DirectX version (11.1).

For a detailed explanation of the new features present on this latest architecture, please read our Radeon HD 7970 review.

The Radeon HD 7750 and Radeon HD 7770 use the codename “Cape Verde.” By the way, this country is located in the Northern Hemisphere, not in the Southern. (This new GPU architecture from AMD used by these video cards is codenamed “Southern Islands.”) We’ve already reviewed the Radeon HD 7770.

At USD 110, the new Radeon HD 7750 competes with the GeForce GTS 450 and is a little cheaper than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. In the table below, we compare the main specifications of the video cards included in our review. The prices listed below do not include rebates and are for the models with the clock and memory configurations listed below. Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review, except for the Radeon HD 7750 and the Radeon HD 7770, which are the prices advertised by AMD.

Video Card

Core Clock

Shader Clock

Memory Clock (Effective)

Memory Interface

Memory Transfer Rate

Memory

Shaders

DirectX

Price

Radeon HD 7750

800 MHz

800 MHz

4.5 GHz

128-bit

72 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

512

11.1

USD 110

Radeon HD 7770

1 GHz

1 GHz

4.5 GHz

128-bit

72 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

640

11.1

USD 160

GeForce GTS 450

783 MHz

1,566 MHz

3.6 GHz

128-bit

57.7 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

192

11

USD 110 - USD 140

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

900 MHz

1.8 GHz

4.1 GHz

192-bit

98.4 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

192

11

USD 120 - 130

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our “AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table” and “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” tutorials.

Today, only the LGA2011 Core i7 processors (“Sandy Bridge-E”) have a PCI Express 3.0 controller. In our Radeon HD 7970 review, we discovered that, at this time, there is no difference between using a PCI Express 2.0 or a PCI Express 3.0 connection. Since the reviewed video card is a mainstream product, we decided to use a different testing platform, based on a Core i5-2500K processor.

Now let’s take a complete look at the AMD Radeon HD 7750 reference model.

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