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AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition

Graphics Processor
Cape Verde
Cores
640
TMUs
40
ROPs
16
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
128 bit
The Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition was a mid-range graphics card by AMD, launched in February 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Cape Verde graphics processor, in its Cape Verde XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Cape Verde graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 123 mm² and 1,500 million transistors. It features 640 shading units, 40 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. AMD has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, memory is running at 1125 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 80 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 159 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Cape Verde
GPU Variant
Cape Verde XT
(215-0825117)
Architecture
GCN 1.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
1,500 million
Die Size
123 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Feb 15th, 2012
Generation
Southern Islands
(HD 7700)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
159 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
97 in our database

Relative Performance

8%
GeForce 210
10%
GeForce 9400 GT
13%
Radeon HD 4550
16%
Radeon HD 5450
19%
Radeon HD 6450
20%
GeForce GT 520
25%
GeForce GT 220
32%
GeForce GT 430
33%
Radeon HD 5570
36%
Radeon HD 4670
38%
GeForce GT 440
38%
GeForce GT 240
44%
GeForce 9600 GT
47%
Radeon HD 5670
50%
GeForce GT 640
52%
GeForce 9800 GT
54%
Radeon HD 6670
56%
Radeon HD 4830
59%
Radeon HD 4770
63%
Radeon HD 4850
64%
GeForce GTS 250
66%
GeForce GTS 450
68%
Radeon HD 5750
78%
Radeon HD 7750
79%
Radeon HD 5770
80%
GeForce GTX 260
81%
Radeon HD 4870
81%
Radeon Vega 8
82%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
83%
GeForce GTX 650
88%
Radeon HD 5830
92%
Radeon HD 6790
94%
Radeon HD 4890
97%
GeForce GTX 460
98%
Radeon RX Vega 11
99%
GeForce GT 1030
100%
GeForce GTX 275
100%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
100%
GeForce GTX 280
102%
GeForce GTX 465
107%
Radeon HD 6850
109%
GeForce GTX 285
117%
Radeon HD 5850
119%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
119%
Radeon HD 7790
124%
Radeon RX 550
125%
GeForce GTX 470
129%
Radeon HD 6870
138%
Radeon HD 5870
142%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
143%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
145%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
146%
Radeon HD 6950
151%
GeForce GTX 295
153%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
154%
Radeon HD 7850
157%
GeForce GTX 480
164%
Radeon HD 6970
167%
Radeon R7 265
170%
Radeon R7 370
170%
Radeon RX 560
171%
GeForce GTX 660
171%
GeForce GTX 570
185%
GeForce GTX 950
186%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
191%
Radeon R9 270X
193%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
194%
GeForce GTX 580
196%
GeForce GTX 1050
196%
Radeon HD 7950
199%
Radeon RX 460
200%
Radeon HD 5970
206%
GeForce GTX 760
221%
GeForce GTX 670
227%
GeForce GTX 960
233%
Radeon R9 380
234%
Radeon R9 285
236%
Radeon HD 7970
239%
GeForce GTX 680
244%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
251%
GeForce GTX 770
257%
Radeon HD 6990
263%
Radeon R9 280X
267%
GeForce GTX 590
267%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
296%
GeForce GTX 780
306%
GeForce GTX 1650
325%
Radeon RX 470
330%
Radeon R9 290
352%
Radeon R9 390
354%
Radeon R9 290X
358%
GeForce GTX 970
363%
GeForce GTX TITAN
366%
Radeon RX 570
368%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
373%
Radeon R9 390X
375%
Radeon HD 7990
377%
Radeon RX 480
380%
GeForce GTX 690
400%
Radeon RX 580
409%
GeForce GTX 980
414%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
414%
Radeon R9 FURY
416%
Radeon RX 590
455%
Radeon R9 295X2
463%
Radeon R9 FURY X
471%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
506%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
531%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
534%
GeForce GTX 1070
557%
Radeon RX Vega 56
604%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
620%
Radeon RX Vega 64
620%
GeForce RTX 2060
636%
GeForce GTX 1080
730%
GeForce RTX 2070
730%
Radeon VII
765%
TITAN X Pascal
785%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
848%
GeForce RTX 2080
981%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1000 MHz
Memory Clock
1125 MHz
4500 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
72.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
640
TMUs
40
ROPs
16
Compute Units
10
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
256 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
16.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
40.00 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
1,280 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
80.00 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
8.27 inches
210 mm
TDP
80 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
C441,
C468

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
5.1

Cape Verde GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Southern Islands
CLRX Version: GCN 1.0
Graphics/Compute: GFX6 (gfx601)
Display Core Engine: 6.0
Unified Video Decoder: 4.0
Video Compression Engine: 1.0

Retail boards based on this design (50)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 7770 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 7.5 inches/191 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7770 DirectCU 1020 MHz 1150 MHz 8.9 inches/226 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7770 DirectCU OC V2 1070 MHz 1150 MHz 9.3 inches/236 mm
ASUS HD 7770 DirectCU TOP 1120 MHz 1150 MHz 9.3 inches/236 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7770 DirectCU V2 1020 MHz 1150 MHz 9.3 inches/236 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7770 Dual-Fan 2 GB 1020 MHz 1150 MHz 2 GB, 8.3 inches/211 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.3 inches/211 mm
Club 3D HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 6.9 inches/175 mm, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Club 3D HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 6.9 inches/175 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Dataland HD 7770 Dual Cool 1100 MHz 1125 MHz
Dataland HD 7770 Dual Cool 2 GB 1100 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB
Dell HD 7770 GHz Edition 2 GB 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Diamond HD 7770 Double Black Diamond 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Diamond HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
GIGABYTE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.35 inches/212 mm
GIGABYTE HD 7770 OC 1 GB Rev. 1.0 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 8.35 inches/212 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
GIGABYTE HD 7770 OC 1 GB Rev. 2.0 1050 MHz 1125 MHz 8.35 inches/212 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
GIGABYTE HD 7770 OC 2 GB Rev. 2.0 1020 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 8.35 inches/212 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
HIS HD 7770 Blue IceQ X 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm
HIS HD 7770 Blue IceQ X Turbo 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm
HIS HD 7770 IceQ X 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HIS HD 7770 IceQ X Turbo 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HIS HD 7770 iCooler 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.346 inches/212 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HP HD 7770 GHz Edition 2 GB 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 2 GB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
MSI HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 7.52 inches/191 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI HD 7770 Power Edition 1100 MHz 1125 MHz 10 inches/254 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
MSI HD 7770 Twin Fan OC 1020 MHz 1125 MHz 9.25 inches/235 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7770 1000 MHz 1125 MHz
PowerColor HD 7770 V2 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7770 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7770 Vortex II 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 FleX 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.66 inches/220 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 7.24 inches/184 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 OC 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 OC V2 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 7.24 inches/184 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X Black Diamond 1150 MHz 1300 MHz 8.86 inches/225 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X OC 1100 MHz 1300 MHz 8.858 inches/225 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
VisionTek HD 7770 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.35 inches/212 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7770 Eyefinity 4 V2 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7770 X-Edition 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7770 X-Edition 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7770 X-Edition V3 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7770 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7770 Black Edition 1095 MHz 1245 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX FX 7770 Monster 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX HD 7770 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX HD 7770 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 6.6 inches/168 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
XFX HD 7770 Super Overclock 1120 MHz 1300 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7770 Ultra Overclock 1095 MHz 1245 MHz 8.8 inches/224 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Zalman HD 7770 VF1000 1000 MHz 1125 MHz 8.35 inches/212 mm