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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.

Noise & Temperature

The XFX R7750 Black Edition’s Ghost Thermal Solution heatsink provided decent cooling, albeit to a hotter running GPU.

The factory overclock of 100MHz, combined with the extra power input results in a clear temperature increase. However, the good news is that the XFX R7750 BE is dead silent, whether under load or idle; even when it’s overclocked.

Conclusion

The XFX R7750 Black Edition provides some great value for money when you get into semantics. Basically a regular priced HD7750 costs 8% lower than the XFX R7750 BE, but also provides roughly 29% lower performance as well (based on the average FPS from all five benchmarks).

On the other hand a regular HD7770 costs 8% more than the XFX R7750 BE, but also gives roughly 12% more performance. Overclocked, though, this gap falls to just 6% performance increases for the still 8% price hike.

So if you’re on a very tight budget, then the XFX R7750 Black Edition gives great value for money in that segment; otherwise you can always splurge a little extra and get an HD7770 (and overclock that too!).

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