Baby Radeon puts its running shoes on.
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.
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!).