Gigabyte HD 7770 OC Review

By on March 27, 2012
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Bringing the low-end market up to par.

Good: Better performance than HD 7750 and GTX 550Ti, runs quiet and cool.
Bad: Price is too high for the performance delivered.
Price: AED 650
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.


For testing the Gigabyte HD 7770 OC the below testebed was used.

In terms of price and product placement, the GTX 550Ti is still in the same realm as the HD 7770, hence I’ve used that for comparisons.

Benchmark Settings

Given the rather mid to low-end performance capacity of the Cape Verde, I have decided to use our ‘medium to low’ settings for benchmarks. Below are the details.

All tests were run at the resolutions of 1920×1080 and 1680×1050.


Given that the Gigabyte HD 7770 already came with a factory overclock of 100MHz, I wasn’t expecting much in terms of further headroom for increased speeds. Indeed the maximum I could manage was 1125MHz on the Core clock. This 2% speed increase resulted in a similarly paltry boost in performance, wherein almost all games had the same frame rates before and after the overclock.

 3DMark 11

Unigine Heaven v2.5

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • john

    I like the pictures on the black background.

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