MSI Radeon Outs Custom Built HD 7770 and HD 7750 Graphics Cards

Two more AMD Radeon HD 7700 graphics cards make their appearance

By on February 15th, 2012 16:09 GMT

MSI has just announced that it added to its product portfolio two new graphics cards based on the recently announced Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750 GPUs, both of these solutions featuring support for the company's own Afterburner overclocking software.

Compared to AMD’s reference design, MSI's R7700 graphics cards are equipped with an in-house developed cooling assembly which makes use of two fans to dissipate the heat produced by the card while running.

Spec wise, MSI's Radeon HD 7770 features the same 640 stream processors, 40 texture units, 16 ROPs, and 128-bit memory interface as the rest of the HD 7770 solution available out there, but its core is factory overclocked to reach 1020MHz.

The memory speed was however left unaltered, which means that the 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer installed works at 1,125MHz (4.5GHz data rate).

Moving to the Radeon HD 7750 graphics cards, this also follows AMD's specifications to the letter when it comes to the GDDR5 memory speed, but the Cape Verde Pro core was once again overclocked to reach 830MHz.

Compared to its older brother, this GPU packs 512 stream processors and 32 texture units, but the ROP count and the memory bus width have remained unchanged.

As far as the available video outputs are concerned, MSI’s creations sport dual-link DVI, a DisplayPort connector and an HDMI 1.4a output.

So far, MSI hasn’t made official any information regarding the price of its Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750 graphics cards, but AMD’s MSRPs are set at $159 (about 121 EUR) and $109 (83 EUR), respectively.

Both of the Cape Verde GPUs that stand at the heart of these two MSI solutions have been released by AMD earlier today and use the company’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture introduced with the Radeon HD 7900-series.

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