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Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon HD 7770

Intro

The Radeon HD 7750 comes with clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 7770, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1000 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
Radeon HD 7770 80 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (45%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7770 should be much (about 56%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 40000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14400 (56%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7770 will be much (more or less 25%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7750, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 16000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7770

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 7750 Radeon HD 7770
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2012 February 2012
Code Name Cape Verde Pro Cape Verde XT
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1000 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 512 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 55 watts 80 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 72000 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25600 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12800 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon HD 7770”
Anonymous says:
Radeon HD 7770 vs Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Radeon HD 7850 →
RST014 says:
Why AMD HD 7770 win by far?

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