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XFX R7750 Black Edition Overclocked Review

By on September 11, 2012
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Baby Radeon puts its running shoes on.

Good: Good factory overclock with potential for even more thanks to 6-pin power connector; Very quiet heatsink; Great performance for its price.
Bad: Load temperatures are higher than average due to additional power input; Better performance could easily be had from HD7770 for a little more money.
Price: AED 480
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The Radeon HD 7700 series follows the traditional model of providing decent graphical capabilities for the budget PC gamer. Given the technical limitations of the HD 7700 series, there’s only so much power that can be derived from these cards, but leave it to manufacturers like XFX to come up with a highly customized solution that allows for a tremendous overclocking push.

The XFX R7750 Black Edition Overclocked, is, as the name implies, factory overclocked up to 900MHz on the core clock; a 12.5% increase from stock reference AMD speeds of 800MHz. The memory speeds, on the other hand, remain the same at 1125MHz (4.5GHz effective).

Now there are two big reasons why the XFX R7750 BE is capable of such speeds, and more. Firstly, their Ghost Thermal Technology heatsink atop the main body of the card ensures optimal cooling. The plate in touch with the GPU is all copper, which then connects to the main aluminum fin base that extends out over the memory and VRMs. Sitting on top of that are two 3-inch fans that cool off the entire card. Of course, the aluminum cover on top of the fans that gives the XFX R7750 BE its boxy look also helps out a lot in heat dissipation.

Another thing you’ll notice is the 6-pin power connector, which doesn’t exist on reference AMD HD 7750 cards. The external power connection basically gives the R7750 150W of power to play around with, whereas normally it would require only 55W.

Apart from the card itself, the packaging of the XFX R7750 BE comes with a “Do Not Disturb” door sign as well as a VGA to DVI adapter, along with the standard set of drivers disk and manuals. Nothing much, but for the price this is adequate.

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