The graphics market in 2012 is extremely competitive and the price/performance battle between Nvidia and AMD shows no signs of slowing down. AMD have recently adjusted their Cape Verde HD7700 series to offer increased performance while reducing the price. The new hardware ‘update’ is set to target the gamer on a budget – priced between £70 and £80. Today we are looking at a handful of the latest cards from AMD partners Sapphire, XFX and HIS.
AMD sent us two of their reference HD7750 cards and although we will include Crossfire results today, we won’t be focusing on these cards. When possible we prefer to detail the products you can buy and luckily we have plenty of partner cards at hand.
The ‘new’ AMD HD7750 reference boards are clocked now at 900mhz, with a memory speed of 1,125mhz (4.5Gbps effective). The Cape Verde core is manufactured on the 28nm process. This card has 1GB of GDDR5 memory which is connected by a 128 bit interface. It has 16 ROPs and 512 shaders.
Not the most powerful configuration for gaming, but with the reduced prices it should offer good value for money. Let’s take a look at the partner cards in the roundup today.