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Monday, 19 December 2011 13:55

AMD Radeon HD 7770 pixellized

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Cape Verde XT goes full monty


In addition to all the rumours and leaks regarding the Tahiti HD 7970/7950 GPU, the first picture of the Cape Verde XT equipped Radeon HD 7770 graphics card has leaked online.

As it was noted before, Cape Verde GPU is AMD's, one might say long due, replacement of Juniper GPU, the same one that was behind both the HD 5770 and the HD 6770 cards. The design of the HD 7770 looks pretty much what you would expect from a mid-range card, a single center placed fan, dual-slot desing and a cleaner PCB with single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector. By the looks of it, the card should end up to be as long as the HD 6770.

The GPU itself is quite small and should end up at somewhere under 150mm2. The card has four memory chips, so a 128-bit memory interface is practically confirmed. The reference design ended up with DVI, HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs and due to single PCI-Express 6-pin power connector, the TDP should end up below 150W, most likely somewhere around 100W.

The Cape Verde will be the lowest performing GPU based on the GCN architecture while the rest of the lineup below it should end up to be rebrand of the VLIW5 HD 6000 series with few minor tweaks. According to our sources, Radeon HD 7700 series is still scheduled to appear after Chinese New Year, or mid February. 

You can find the original post over at Rage3d forums (via VR-Zone).

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Last modified on Monday, 19 December 2011 14:44
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0 #1 Joonas 2011-12-19 16:27
Phew! I was beginning to fear they'd jump over the 7770 and just do a 7790.. I'm glad they didn't.

My GPU purchase chart:
9600xt (100€) -> x1900xt (150€) -> 7770 (?)
 
 
+1 #2 spp 2011-12-19 17:00
Another winning formula from AMD. Efficiency,perf ormance & affordability = x770 8)
 
 
0 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-12-19 19:25
Joonas, why phew?... I see you like things with 9s in them.

I wonder if it will come close to 6950!
 
 
-2 #4 Jay 2011-12-19 23:39
Is good card I will buy it. Will run all games at 1080p high/ultra for a year.
 
 
+1 #5 spp 2011-12-20 03:58
Quoting Jay:
Is good card I will buy it. Will run all games at 1080p high/ultra for a year.


AMD Radeon HD 5770 released in October 2009, still powerful enough to run most of the todays games @ 1920 x 1080 resolution, full setting with decent 30+ FPS. Even with the latest Battlefield 3 without using AA but with Ultra setting the HD5770 can produce a decent 30-40 fps!!
 
 
+2 #6 pogsnet 2011-12-20 04:34
Very clean design. I want that, looks very efficient card. :D
 
 
-2 #7 Jay 2011-12-20 05:31
Quoting spp:
AMD Radeon HD 5770 released in October 2009, still powerful enough to run most of the todays games @ 1920 x 1080 resolution, full setting with decent 30+ FPS. Even with the latest Battlefield 3 without using AA but with Ultra setting the HD5770 can produce a decent 30-40 fps!!
No thanks I don't want power hungry 40nm techonology I stick to my Sandy Bridge 32nm HD2000 graphics...I Don't want to burn my house down with 40nm heater GPU's. I'm only buy 28nm HD7770!
 
 
0 #8 Joonas 2011-12-20 07:28
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Joonas, why phew?... I see you like things with 9s in them.

I wonder if it will come close to 6950!






I just like the name. To be precise, the 777 part. The moment I figured out that they'll make one in the future I've been waiting for it, that's why :P

The common feature with all of my card purhases is actually XT, although it's merely a coincidence.
 
 
-1 #9 Jay 2011-12-20 08:21
HD7770 will give better perfomrance than HD6970! AMD has a WINNER on the cards for a $150 card & it will overclock like a BEAST! :lol:
 
 
+1 #10 spede 2011-12-20 08:25
Fuad cannot stand commenting on Radeons anymore because the news are too good. :)
 

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