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.
HD 7750 OC
GTX 550 Ti
|Graphics Processor||Juniper||Juniper||Cape Verde||Cape Verde||GF116||Barts||Barts||GF104||GF104||Barts||Cape Verde||GF114|
|Memory Size||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||768 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB||1024 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||128 bit||256 bit|
|Core Clock||700 MHz||850 MHz||800 MHz||820 MHz||900 MHz||840 MHz||775 MHz||675 MHz||675 MHz||900 MHz||1000 MHz||810 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1150 MHz||1200 MHz||1125 MHz||1150 MHz||1026 MHz||1050 MHz||1000 MHz||900 MHz||900 MHz||1050 MHz||1125 MHz||1002 MHz|
You will receive:
- Graphics card
- Driver CD + Documentation
- Analog VGA Adapter
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.
The card requires two slots in your system.
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.
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