ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1 GB Review 5

ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1 GB Review

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Introduction

ASUS Logo


Two weeks ago AMD launched their Radeon HD 7700 Series. The cards use the all-new Cape Verde graphics processor which is based on AMD's new GCN Graphics Core Next architecture that promises increased performance and lower power draw.

Cape Verde is a downscale from the "Tahiti" silicon, on which higher Radeon HD 7900 series parts are based. There are fewer number of redundant components, so Cape Verde is left functionally-identical to Tahiti, but is smaller, built for more affordable graphics cards. Cape Verde also retains the basic hierarchy of the architecture as implemented in Tahiti.



The ASUS Radeon HD 7750 is a custom implementation of the HD 7750, using a custom heatsink and increased clock rates of 820 MHz GPU and 1150 MHz memory.

ASUS HD 7750 Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 5750
Radeon
HD 5770
Radeon
HD 7750
ASUS
HD 7750 OC
GeForce
GTX 550 Ti
Radeon
HD 6790
Radeon
HD 6850
GeForce
GTX 460
GeForce
GTX 460
Radeon
HD 6870
Radeon
HD 7770
GeForce
GTX 560
Shader Units7208005125121928009603363361120640336
ROPs161616162416322432321632
Graphics ProcessorJuniperJuniperCape VerdeCape VerdeGF116BartsBartsGF104GF104BartsCape VerdeGF114
Transistors1040M1040M1500M1500M1170M1700M1700M1950M1950M1700M1500M1950M
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB768 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB
Memory Bus Width128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit128 bit256 bit
Core Clock700 MHz850 MHz800 MHz820 MHz900 MHz840 MHz775 MHz675 MHz675 MHz900 MHz1000 MHz810 MHz
Memory Clock1150 MHz1200 MHz1125 MHz1150 MHz1026 MHz1050 MHz1000 MHz900 MHz900 MHz1050 MHz1125 MHz1002 MHz
Price$110$105$110$110$120$125$135$140$140$155$160$170

Packaging

Package Front
Package Back


Contents



You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Driver CD + Documentation
  • Analog VGA Adapter

The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back

ASUS is using a cooler on their card that we have seen on other models before. It extends slightly beyond the base PCB, but not by much, so the card should fit fine in any case.

Graphics Card Height

The card requires two slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity options include one DVI port, one full size HDMI port one full size DisplayPort. You may use all the outputs at the same time, thanks to AMD's superior display output architecture.

An HDMI sound device is included in the GPU, too. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible which includes HD audio and support for Blu-ray 3D movies. The DisplayPort outputs are version 1.2 which enables the use of hubs and Multi-Stream transport.


You may combine up to two HD 7750 cards from any vendor in a multi-GPU CrossFire configuration for higher framerates or better image quality settings. Please note the lack of a CrossFire connector - all data is transferred via the PCI-Express bus.

Graphics Card Teardown PCB Front
Graphics Card Teardown PCB Back

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