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|Review: Gigabyte HD 7770 OC GPU (1GB GDDR5)|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Monday, 05 March 2012 23:00|
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Photos of the Card and Its Box
We'll start with the box, as usual Why it has a neon lit android eyeball on it I have no idea, but it does look cool. Other than that the front of the box is largely unpopulated.
The ends are even simpler:
The rear of the box has more to say, although really not that much in the grand scheme of things. Usually gigabyte boxes have more information on them.
Opening the box we find the GPU packed in foam and hidden inside an anti-static bag.
The GPU itself is dominated by the cooler.
It comes with anti-static protective caps on everything but the PCIe power plug, which is a nice touch. A single Crossfire connector means that you can run two of these characters in Crossfire, but not three or four.
Lots of output options, a DVI, a HDM, and two mini-display ports.
Hidden under the cooler on the PCIe power connect end of things are a pair of VRMs for some minor voltage rail or another.
The other end has the more impressive looking GPU core power (three phases) and GPU memory power (one phase) power sections.
It's not a very large card, as you can see in the installed pictures below:
The cooler is a bit odd looking with it's black plastic wings, but they serve the important purpose of directing the air over the various power regulating MOSFETs. The black plastic shroud's mounting feels a bit flimsy, so I wouldn't use it to press the card into it's slot or anything. You shouldn't be doing that anyway of course!
Now that we've checked out the card, we'll check out its performance!