Tuesday, September 24th 2013

HIS Announces Radeon HD 7730 iSilence 5

HIS announced the Radeon HD 7730 iSilence 5 graphics card. Identical in design to the Radeon HD 7750 iSilence 5 the company launched this May, the card uses a pin-compatible Radeon HD 7730, and 2 GB of DDR3 memory, across a 128-bit wide memory interface. It offers reference core clock speeds of 800 MHz, with its memory running at 1.60 GHz. Based on the 28 nm "Cape Verde" silicon, it features 384 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. The card features a chunky aluminium fin stack heatsink, to which heat is fed by four nickel-plated copper heat pipes. HIS didn't announce pricing.
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6 Comments on HIS Announces Radeon HD 7730 iSilence 5

#1
NeoXF
DDR3 version? LOL You can get that kind of performance from an overclocked A10-6800K... why would anyone bother with something like this.
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#2
wickerman
by: NeoXF
DDR3 version? LOL You can get that kind of performance from an overclocked A10-6800K... why would anyone bother with something like this.
perhaps pairing it with the 6800K in crossfire might be a usable scenario? If the price is good, it could be a cheap and low power boost to performance of a 5800k/6800k. I know a few people who would snap one of these up for $50-$60 to boost performance of their 5800K. Beyond that it could always be a decent HTPC card.

But you are right, the low end GPUs are becoming a bit unnecessary as AMD's APUs are already at an acceptable performance level and Intel is not far behind, though the Iris Pro is actually a bit faster and nearing the performance of the GT 640.
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: wickerman
perhaps pairing it with the 6800K in crossfire might be a usable scenario? If the price is good, it could be a cheap and low power boost to performance of a 5800k/6800k. I know a few people who would snap one of these up for $50-$60 to boost performance of their 5800K. Beyond that it could always be a decent HTPC card.
I don't know how it is now, but at least a couple of months ago that was a hit or miss. In some games you gained proper performance, in others you actually lost performance compared to running only the card sans Crossfire. Unless something drastical has happened I do not consider that to be an actual option.
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#4
john_
If the price is right it will be a nice HTPC card for AM2/AM3, or Intel systems with no graphics.
But, why use blue color on green pcb? This is the only foul I see here. Do the pcb blue and it will be a very nice looking card. Do it black and add a red cooler or this blue cooler. Much better.
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#5
xvi
Fins seem a little tight together for it to be passive. I think they're hoping the case will have some airflow to help it out.

Even though integrated graphics are getting better, there's still the kinds of people out there that have their old Pentium 4 machine that they keep tossing new video cards in to try to keep their system useable.
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#6
natr0n
I want to ziptie a fan or 2 on there.
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