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2 months have passed since the beginning of this project and the time has come for us to finally to start our usual graphics cards reviews (many of you pointed out the lack of such reviews so here they are). There have been quite a few newly released cards from both NVIDIA and AMD since the last time i performed such a review (almost 5 months ago) and so there are quite a few right now stacked next to our test rig waiting for their turn. One of those is the latest entry-level Radeon HD 7770 iCooler 1GB GHz edition by HIS digital which uses the latest Cape Verde GPU by AMD.
HIS - Hightech Information System Limited is an internationally acclaimed graphics cards company. Time and time again, HIS were compared and tested by hundreds of worldly renowned critics. The results are phenomena, HIS have proven to offer far superior, cooler, quieter, and faster graphic cards than any other leading rivals. Up to the fourth quarter of 2008, HIS has won over 1000 awards with AMD graphic solution from major media worldwide. HIS is being recognized by providing performance leading and award-wining products. HIS was established in 1987 with the mission to produce the highest quality PC products in the industry. Besides strong devotion to excellent products and services, HIS has been conducting business with the aim to "Glorifying God". Honesty and integrity are the two key principals of how HIS are conducted. Ethical business practice has been an everyday commitment to our clients, vendors, and investors. Headquartered in Hong Kong, and with sales offices and distribution networks in Europe, Middle East, North and South America, Asia Pacific Regions our worldwide customers benefits from efficient and localized services. ISO Certified, HIS's manufacturing facility in China is managed by a team of professionals with expertise in quality control and production planning. Working with world-class clients, HIS has been consistently meeting high quality standards and fulfilled volume order in short lead-time.
The new Cape Verde GPU featuring 640 Shader units, 16 ROPs (raster operators) and a 128bit memory bus is based on the brand new GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture by AMD. Now since the latest Cape Verde GPU is basically a cut-down version of the Tahiti GPU used in the more high-end 79xx series it should be able to achieve good performance levels with low power consumption. So since we are talking about a low/entry level card and since the previous Radeon HD 6770 was nothing to get excited over was quite curious to see what the new Radeon HD 7770 was all about and I wasn’t disappointed.