titleWhen it comes to options for upgrading some of today’s small PC’s from manufactures like Dell to be able to handle even the most basic games can sometimes be difficult. It’s one thing if your pc supports a full height video card, but if you need half height the options are limited. That problem is multiplied when you also have to consider how much power the power supply has, generally PC’s like this don’t have 6 pin connections free and sometimes not even Molex plugs. That is where products like the Diamond BizView 750 come in. The BizView is focused on business use, but with it being an HD 7750 it could also be perfect for light gaming as well.

Product Name: Diamond BizView 750

Review Sample Provided by: Diamond Multimedia

Written by: Wes with help from Adam

Pictures by: Wes


Specifications

Performance

GPU

7750

ASIC Core

7750

Core Clock

800 MHz

BUS

PCI Express 3.0 x16

Ports

2 Dual-Link DVI, 1 mini Display Port

Cooling

Active - FanCooler

MFG Process

28nm process technology

Transistor Count

1500 million

Stream Processors

512

Power Consumption

75 Watts max

Video Quality

CrossFire

CrossFire X

Direct-X 

DirectX® 11.1 capable graphics

Open GL

OpenGL 4.1

Max Resolution Analog

VGA Max resolution 2048x1536

Max Resolution Digital

HDMI 1.4a Max resolution: 4096x3112

HDR F.Point Rendering

128

HDR Integer

16-bit integer or floating point

Standard Slot Solution

SINGLE

Anti-Aliasing Modes

Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes

Antisotropic Modes

16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering

Texture Support 

HDR texture compression

Memory

Memory Clock 

1125 MHz

Memory Configuration

64Mx32

Memory Type

GDDR5

Memory Bandwidth

72.0 GB/sec

Memory Size

1024MB

Memory Interface

128 bit

RAMDAC 

400 Mhz 

Display Support

Native Display Support

DisplayPort 1.2 Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display

Dual Display support

Yes

General Product Information

Form Factor (Profile)

Low Profile Half-Height

Product Dimension

6.8 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches

Package Dimension

12 x 6.5 x 4.125 inches

Product Weight

0.75 lbs

Weight with Content

1.5 lbs

Package Content

DIAMOND AMD Radeon™ BV750 PCIE 1G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card
INSTALL CD
Quick Start Guide
DMS59 ADAPTER
2 DVI-TO-VGA ADAPTERS



Packaging
Unboxing the BizView 750 is a little like seeing your gaming buddy dressed up for an interview. Marketed towards the office, the front of the packaging is centered on a two-monitor setup littered with multiple windows that exemplify the idea of increased productivity.  In fact, unless you know that the “750” in the product name denotes that this card is an HD 7750, there’s nothing on the box to tell you otherwise. On the sides you will find some specifications, such as memory size and type, interface, and included accessories, but the qualities of the card are emphasized. The packaging tells you that this card will allow you to expand monitors, will allow resolutions of up to 2560x1600, will fit into smaller form factor towers, and does include everything you’ll need to do it.

A box slides out from the sleeve containing everything including a Y-cable that adapts to two Dual Link DVI ports and a DVI-to-VGA adapter for both. The BizView 750 will come with the full height PCI bracket equipped and a low height bracket included. Toss in the typical driver disc and paperwork to complete the BizView 750 package.

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Card Layout and Photos

We knew going in that the BizView 750 would be a compact video card, it has to be in order to fit in a half height PCI slot. It’s also a surprisingly attractive card as well. I love the aluminum design of the fan shroud and its black trimming. The fan on the back half is small when put next to a normal card but is the largest fan they could fit into such a compact design. If you look around you will not see any 6 pin power connections, the entire card runs off the power provided by the PCI slots. Also to note with the cooling, the fan shroud does not but up against the PCI slot and is cut out even farther on the top and bottom, this means it will vent its warmed air into your case. Along with being a half height card it is also a single slot card as well.

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I mentioned it previously but here are pictures of the BizView 750 with both the full and half height PCI slot covers. I love how compact it all looks with the short slot cover.

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Between the holes in the fan shroud around the PCI slot cover and the completely open end its clear that the BizView vents all of its air into the case. We will have to see if it puts out much heat, but considering the potential uses in business pc’s and small form factor builds this could be an issue for some.

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Around back you can see the blue PCB color. Typically I would comment on the card needing a color that would match a gaming PC better, but frankly this blue would look at home in any PC that you would be looking to run it in and you sure won’t see it without a side panel window.

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On the end of the BizView there are two connections, a mini DisplayPort and an off looking DVI connection. If you took a look at the cards specifications you may have noticed that it actually supports two DVI connections. Each DVI connection is dual link, perfect for business applications that may need to power a pair of 2560x1440 monitors. The only way to get those is to use the included two way adapter. If you plan on using DVI at all you will have to use the included adapter, the plug on the card is made specifically for it. Also worth noting, the single width pci bracket (that can be swapped from full to half height) also has no ventilation meaning any heat this card creates will go back into your pc.

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Our Test Rig

Intel i7-3960X

Asus Rampage IV X79 Motherboard 

Seagate Constellation 2tb Hard drive 

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

Cooler Master Gold Series 1200 Watt PSU

https://www.highspeedpc.com/ Test Bench

Kingston 1600Mhz DDR3 Quad Channel Ram

Kingston Hyper X 120 SSD

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Our Testing Procedures

Bioshock Infinite Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool we run Bioshock Infinite on the “Xtreme” quality setting. This has a resolution of 1920x1080, FXAA turned on, Ultra Texture detail, 16x Aniso Texture Filtering, Ultra Dynamic Shadows, Normal Postprocessing, Light Shafts on, Ambient Occlusion set to ultra, and the Level of Detail set to Ultra as well.

Tomb Raider Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool we run Tomb Raider on the “Xtreme” quality setting. This has a resolution of 1920x1080, Exclusive Fullscreen turned on, Anti-Aliasing set to 2xSSAA, Texture Quality set to Ultra, Texture Aniso set to 16x Aniso, Hair Quality set to TressFX, Shadow set to Normal, Shadow Resolution on High, Ultra SSAO, Ultra Depth of Field, High Reflection quality, Ultra LOD scale, Post Processing On, High Precision RT turned on, and Tessellation is also turned on. 

Hitman: Absolution Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool we run Hitman: Absolution on the “Xtreme” quality setting other than the MSAA setting is turned down from 8x to 2x. That setting puts the resolution at 1920x1080, MSAA is set to 2x, Texture Quality is set to High, Texture Aniso is set to 16x, Shadows are on Ultra, SSA is set to high, Global Illumination is turned on, Reflections are set to High, FXAA is on, Level of Detail is set to Ultra, Depth of Field is high, Tessellation is turned on, and Bloom is set to normal.

Sleeping Dogs Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool we run Sleeping Dogs on the “Xtreme” quality setting. That means our resolution is set to 1920x1080, Anti-Aliasing is set to Extreme, Texture Quality is set to High-Res, Shadow Quality is High, Shadow Filter is set to high, SSAO is set to High, Motion Blur Level is set to High, and World Density is set to Extreme.

F1 2012 We use the built in benchmark for F1 2012. We set our resolution to 1920x1080 and then use the “Ultra” setting.

Batman Arkham Asylum We used the built-in benchmark set to 1920 x 1080, Multi Sample AA 16XQ, Detail Level, Very High, Bloom: Yes, Dynamic Shadows: Yes, Motion Blur: Yes, Distortion: Yes, Fog Volumes: Yes, Spherical Harmonic Lighting: Yes, Ambient Occlusion: Yes, PhysX: Off

Total War: Shogun 2 Direct X11 Benchmark High setting

Crysis 2 Using Adrenaline Crysis 2 benchmark.  1080p, 4x Anti-Aliasing, DX11, Laplace Edge Detection Edge AA, on the Times Square map, with hi res textures turned on.

Battlefield 3 Using Fraps with the game set to Ultra settings with 4x MSAA Antialiasing Deferred, 16X Anisotropic Filter, at 1920x1080.

Sniper V2 Elite 1920 x 1080 resolution, graphics detail set to ultra

Dirt Showdown 1920 x 1080 resolution, 4x MSAA multisampling, Vsync off, Shadows: ultra; Post Process: High; Night Lighting: High; Vehicle Reflections: Ultra; Ambient Occlusion: Ultra; Water: high; Objects: Ultra; Trees: Ultra; Crowd: Ultra; Ground Cover: High.

Synthetic Benchmarks For video cards our synthetic benchmarks are limited to 3DMark Vantage 2011, and 3DMark 2013 (AKA 3DMark). In 3DMark Vantage 2011 we run both performance and extreme benchmarks. The same goes for the most current version of 3DMark, we run through Fire Strike on standard and extreme settings.

Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Using the “Extreme” preset

Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0 heat testing We run through Unreal Heaven at 1080p for 30 minutes to test in game heat performance and noise output of the card while under load.

Power Usage Using Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0, we get our “load” power usage number from the peak power usage during our test. We get our numbers from a Kill-A-Watt connected to the test benches power cord.

Noise Testing Our Noise testing is done using a decibel meter 3 inches away from the video card on the bottom/fan side of the card. We test an idle noise level and then to get an idea of how loud the card will get if it warms all the way up we also turn the fan speed up to 100% and test again. The 100% test isn’t a representation of typical in game noise levels, but it will show you how loud a card can be if you run it at its highest setting or if it gets very hot.

 


Cooling, Noise, and Power

Along with new game benchmarks we also changed how we handle cooling and noise testing and added power usage testing as well. For cooling testing we switched to the Heaven 4.0 benchmark and we let it run for a half hour under the same “extreme” preset that we do on the Heaven 4.0 benchmark. This will warm the card up in a similar way to what you should expect to see in the average game. Our last review only put the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr up against the reference card. This time around we have gone back and retested a few other cards to start filling in the blanks, expect to see us do this more with a few other cards in the future, namely the HD 7970 and GTX 680. So how did the compact BizView perform against the much larger cards? At load we saw 67 degrees, more than the MSI Twin Frozr design as well as more than the GTX 560 Ti reference card but still less than the others. I was hoping to see this card run a little cooler, but considering how compact the design is I’m not all that surprised. Even more concerning though is that the card vents all of that heat into your case, hopefully your compact case will have enough cooling to handle it.

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For noise testing we changed things up as well to a less subjective test using a decibel meter. We hold the meter three inches away from the fan side of the card on an open test bench. Your experience in a closed case should be lower. We do the test at an idle state as well as with the fan turned up to 100%. This is basically a minimum and maximum situation, your in-game noise levels will fall in between depending on how much load the game puts on the card itself. Idle loads are done the same way but out of game in windows at idle. With the smallest cooling fan of the bunch I was a little concerned that the BizView would be especially noisy but when I fired everything up and did our idle testing I was surprised. At 62.2 this is the second quietest card at idle. At 100% it is much more impressive being the quietest card tested and only two decibels higher than at idle even!

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Our new power consumption testing uses the same Heaven 4.0 benchmark to put a load on the card while watching for peak power draw using a Kill-a-watt hooked to our test bench. The total power usage is going to include the power needed to run our motherboard, 3960X CPU, hard drive, SSD, and water cooling on top of the video card itself. Diamond suggested that the maximum power that the BizView is capable of pulling is 75 watts. Our test bench pulled 193 at idle and 252 total in game. Just about any PC should have the power available for that.

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Synthetic Benchmarks

Our last video card review we revamped our test suite in both the in game section as well as a few changes in our Synthetic Benchmark section as well. Most notably we dropped the old Vantage benchmarks to focus on the newest 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark and we did the same with the Heaven benchmark, moving from 3.0 to 4.0. We have gone ahead and started working on retesting a few of our older cards with the new benchmarks as well, this week adding the GTX 670 and the GTX 650 Ti. Keep an eye out on future reviews for more retests and let us know if there is anything specifically that you would like to see put priority to on retests.

As for our results, I went in with low expectations really. The Diamond BizView 750 uses an HD 7750 at its core and with it being a half height card it’s hard to expect too much. In our normal Fire Strike testing the numbers weren’t all that bad really; it wasn’t until I ran the extreme test where the cards low frame buffer size really hurt it. On 3DMark 11 we could see how it compared to the Sapphire HD6670 Low Profile, the last low profile card that we tested. With a score of 2795 the BizView 750 blew the Sapphire low profile card away with its 1588 score. When you see that performance wise this card isn’t far from the GTX 460, you can finally see that although it isn’t a top performer, it is still capable of playing games as well as being a business video card.

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In Game Benchmarks

I mentioned it the previous section but it’s worth saying again. Our last video card review had a whole list of new in game benchmarks that we introduced to help keep our benchmark suite up to date. Today we are adding one more benchmark to that list, Sleeping Dogs. It’s not completely new but it’s still very up to date and should help you get a better idea how this and future cards will perform in the games that you like. We also went back and retested the GTX 650 Ti Boost’s on this new benchmark as well as the GTX 670 and GTX 650 Ti. Be sure to post up and let us know if you see upcoming games that you are interested in us adding as a benchmark, we do our best to stay above the curve and test using the latest games. No one wants to see how their new card will play games from years ago; it’s normally the cutting edge games that are pushing the limits.

Starting with our latest benchmarks I was curious how the compact BizView 750 would handle our tests. To be frank our benchmarks are designed to push the limits of even the fastest video cards on the market, so our expectations weren’t all that high. A few of our latest benchmarks like Bioshock Infinite showed that the BizView would require settings to be adjusted down, but the games did play at the highest settings, just very choppy. Turning off AA and adjusting the settings down slighting could make any of our new games more than playable on this card though. F1 2012, a great looking game, actually gave us 38 FPS. 38 FPS is considered playable but not perfectly smooth and to give you an idea of how playable please remember that a lot of console games run at 30 FPS. The BizView is still considerably more powerful than our current consoles.

When looking back as some of our slightly older benchmarks like Dirt Showdown you can see that this compact card gives us playable numbers once again, even with all of the details turned all the way up. I would suggest turning down Battlefield 3 slightly, at least turning off our 4x MSAA Antialiasing Deferred and 16X Anisotropic Filter settings and then you shouldn’t have any trouble playing it at ultra settings as well. All in all the BizView somehow manages to be both impressive due to its size and mediocre at the same time.

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Overall and Final Verdict

The Diamond BizView 750 is a very interested video card. On one hand, the performance is mediocre in most games, yet it still manages to play most of what we through at it at playable levels. The games that we did have lower than 30 FPS results would be more than playable if we turned off some of the Anti-Aliasing. But it’s really hard to consider this a mediocre video card when you take into account its size. As a half-height card it is at a distinct disadvantage from the start in all aspects. What really impressed me though is that it does everything without requiring any extra power connections. The BizView is a good fit for multiple applications in both business and home for people who need a small card. For me I couldn’t help but picture this card being paired up with a small build like the router we just built for our events. This could very well be the perfect card for a Steam box. The only downfall is the lack of an HDMI port on the card really. Speaking of the connections, although I love the multi Monitor support, I’m not a big fan of the two way DVI adapter. My Ideal setup in this case would be a DVI port and an HDMI port on the card. This way you could use an HDMI to DVI cable still while having support for televisions for HTPC’s or Steam Box configurations.

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Author Bio
garfi3ld
Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
Editor-in-chief
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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