Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Overclock Edition 1GB Graphics Card Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: Following all of our tests, we are surprised by the performance that Sapphire have been able to draw out of the 7770. The overclock levels take the card right upto the next level and for those who want a card with 6800 series levels of performance, then this is a serious contender as an alternative and one that I’d recommend with out a doubt.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC Vapor-X 1GB Graphics Card Review
29 September 2013
Conclusion: As we mentioned earlier, the 7700 series of cards haven’t had an easy life, and aren’t really anything that gets us that excited either. What can I say? We prefer the raw processing power of higher-end cards, and the 7700 series doesn’t really fall under that category.
Conclusion: Sapphire again have done a great job on customizing the Radeon HD 7770, by offering something that no other brand partner seems to be able to do, and this is a great selling point for Sapphire. It opens up a huge scope for users wanting to get the very best out of their system, without spending an absolute fortune. For those who have never used a triple screen environment, take it from someone who uses it every day of the week; it’s AWESOME.
Excerpt: The Flex Edition series of video cards from Sapphire was a series that I wasn't sure would ever take off. To be honest, from a sales point of view, I have no idea how they've done, but they're obviously doing okay for Sapphire, as they continue to release more and more models under the Flex Edition name.
Summary: Chances are the main reasons for buying a card like the Sapphire Radeon FleX 7770 is because of its abilities to take three regular DVI monitors and use the well-known Eyefinity technology. This will definitely enhance the gaming experience but feel it is better suited for productivity when using all three monitor as the performance in may not be quite up to snuff at higher setting so scaling back on them will help with the frames per second.
Overall performance is on par with the stock 7770 GHz Edition. Base architecture and clock speeds do not deviate. Crossfire numbers are more impressive.
Since synthetics don't really show real world performance, some people can write them off. However, they are still a good benchmark to rate against other cards in terms of architectural performance. The 7770 Flex Edition performed without issue and had budget gaming numbers.
Cons: Flex Edition, GHz Edition, Reconfigured Connections (More DVI, Less DP Connections) From Stock, Cool and Quiet, 4 Display Support, PCI-Express 3.0
Excerpt: AMD's Radeon HD 7700 series has never been a personal favourite of ours; the issue we've always had with the model was for the price, the performance just wasn't good enough. Saying that, since launch we've seen some nice variants of the model that help it stand out a bit more and a recent change makes the model start to look quite attractive.
Conclusion: Looking at gaming performance, as we have seen for some time the 7770 OC trades blows with the similarly priced GTX 560 with the faster card very much depending on which game we play. The main thing to take away from the framerates however is for gaming at 1920x1080 the 7770 Vapor-X OC Edition always gives us playable performance.