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Old February 14, 2012, 08:57 PM
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While many expected the next products to hit the market would be the HD 7800 series AMD is now launching the $159 HD 7770 and $109 HD 7750. Considering there’s been quite a bit of movement in this price range with the previous generation’s higher performance cards getting some noteworthy price cuts, the HD 7700 series could be in for a tough fight.

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Old February 14, 2012, 09:09 PM
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For $159 it's an alright deal.. but it would be nice to see the 7770 surpass at least a 560.
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Old February 14, 2012, 09:19 PM
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love the core speed on the 7770 10Ghz freaking fast!!!

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love the core speed on the 7770 10Ghz freaking fast!!!
Way ahead of you, but thanks
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Old February 14, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Nitpick:
I just finished working on a statistical analysis, evidently I'm in copy-editing mode.

Page 1
First paragraph under the lineup chart: "With the HD 7770 and HD 7750 being released, AMD now has four products from current and previous generations all within a narrow bracket of just $35."

I might be missing something but whether I start with the 6850 and count the three products below it, or start with the 6770 and count up three products, the price span on four products is either $46 or $60.

Page 2
Last paragraph of the 7770 description: "The heatsink covers a basic X + x phase power distribution setup."
First paragraph of the 7750 description: "AMD’s HD 7750 is one small card with a length of just xxxx” or barely longer than a PCI-E x16 slot."

Unless we're now using Roman numerals, I think some digits need to be filled in.

Page 3
Second paragraph of XFX description: "The Double Dissipation heatsink is quite extensive for such an efficient card to it doesn’t add to the HD 7770’s reference length of just over 8”. XFX has also equipped it with a small vapour chamber above the core along with a pair of 80mm intake fans" (Canadian spelling seems appropriate for this site)

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Second paragraph under Temperatures graph: "The XFX Double Dissipation heatsink once again posts worse numbers than the reference design but as we will see below, it’s slightly higher temperatures"

Acoustics chart: two entries labelled HD 6790 1GB with differing values

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First paragraph: ", a good jump in core per core performance"

Second paragraph under 7770 comparison chart: "The XFX Black Edition DD is a great little card that can keep pace with and usually beat an HD 6850."

Other tendency I noticed was the lack of hyphens in what are normally hyphenated words throughout this review. That, and the use of single hyphens where a double-hyphen or em dash would be appropriate.

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As always a well done review. I agree with the launch pricing being too high, so hopefully that will level out once the early adopters have at it.

If you could, I think it would be useful for future reference (after price comes down) to have the performance comparison (avg improvement charts on last page) include hd 5790 and gtx 460 for the hd 7770, and add hd 5750/6750 and hd 5770/6770 to the hd 7750 chart.
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I think SKY needs to stop doing the Midnight launches, he gets tired and spelling suffers lol :)

Beyond that I am actually suprised. I had been so happy seeing the launch of the 79XX series cards, espically with the performance. These were the Bread and Butter cards I was hoping for a lot more than what we seen for the cost...
Hopefully that will stabilize and the scaling with cards will be worth the trouble.
I know the 5770's were extremely popular, hopefully they get these in the right cost bracket eventually..

Thank you for the review,

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There's an easy joke in there SKY, but I'm gonna pass on it. ;)
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The cards look alright, but I was also wishing that they would surpass the GTX560 in performance as well.
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