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AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. sergionography

    Feb 13, 2012
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    yes i agree with you 100% and i wouldnt buy a 7770 now but my point is every product is expensive when it first comes out, therefore price/performance is something that is affected by the market/competition/demand and what not. in technology performance/watt is the most important because that decides how efficient they are getting.

    another thing you should note is that this is GCN, while its 90% of the 6850s graphics capability, it has like 160% the 6850s compute capabilities which arent really benchmarked in the benchmarks ive seen(which makes sense since most people dont care about gpgpu much, but seeing a benchmark like civilization IV and the 7770 being on top it shows what GCN can pull), but overall that was the whole point of GCN as vliw4 already had real good graphics capability which is always the strength in vliw architectures, but what amd did is build something that fills in the weakness and that is compute/gpgpu

    again most people might not really be aware or care about compute but it sure has its benefits or else nvidia/amd wouldnt be investing so much into it. and when the 2 major graphics companies are doing so then expect games in the future to take more advantage of it.

    and back to the 6850 arguement, you need to note that at the time the battle between amd/nvidia was more intense than ever, so being released in such situation made the prices extra good, that was like the best time to buy graphics cards as nvidia almost cut prices of its line up by 100 dollars but that was after making profit. amd is doing the same thing now, they are making as much profit as they can, once nvidia comes out, amd will do 2 nvidia what nvidia did to them last year ;)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
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