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
Conclusion: The Radeon HD 7770 graphics card is a bit of an unsung hero in the GPU world, and we will be the first to admit that we’re probably part of that census. When the card launched, it was aimed at the budget conscious and was a fantastic milestone for those wanting to move from an embedded solution to something with a little more juice, while keeping your significant half happy at the same time, and we all know how difficult that can be, don’t we?
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.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC Vapor-X 1GB Graphics Card Review
29 July 2012
Conclusion: The 7700 series sadly isn’t something that has got our blood pumping when it launched, purely because of the market it was aimed at, and the price point that it can in at, though time has been a great healer for this particular range.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Overclock Edition 1GB Graphics Card Review
17 July 2012
Conclusion: With the release of the worlds first 1GHz stock core clocked GPU from AMD in the form of the Radeon HD 7770, its taken no time at all for one of their partners to come straight out with an overclocked version. As we’ve seen from the reference 7770 board, the performance levels available on this entry level card are staggering and verge in the territory of the 6850.
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.