Overall and FV

The R7770 and the HD 7770 cards as a whole come in at an odd price in AMD’s current product lineup. At a MSRP of $159 for the reference design and $179 for the XFX Double D Black Edition that we tested in this review both cards fail to outperform the HD 6870 that is currently selling for less ($155 before rebate). I think that the $159 price point isn’t really a bad price and the price premium for the XFX Double D Black Edition. The problem is the previous generation cards are still to available and are at discounted prices as they clear out stock. That as a whole is really disappointing because I think the HD 7770 is a great card and perfect for someone looking for low thermal output, power usage, and just enough performance to be able to enjoy all of today’s top games at medium to high settings. Hopefully as things settle down the price drops down to a price point that will make it a better value. Until then I really can’t recommend picking one up. Based on the price alone I would give this card a 6/10, but its silent performance and low power requirements deserve a little credit. If you are looking for an HD 7770 this is a great card to get, but like I said before the reasons for looking at an HD 7770 card at all are very limited currently.


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22899 15 Feb 2012 10:02
Our first look at both the HD 7000 series platform and the XFX R7770 Black Edition DD Overclocked
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22903 15 Feb 2012 10:11
If the price was lower than whats available now it would be a better deal.

On the other hand, XFX is making some seriously sexy ass cards. These things just look beautiful!
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THUMPer replied the topic: #22909 15 Feb 2012 19:35
Once the 6870's run out of stock the price makes more sense. But I don't see any 7770's in stock.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22910 15 Feb 2012 19:37
yeah it will take a little time for things to level out

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