AMD Radeon HD 7770: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7770

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7770 sales 15 February 2012 at a recommended price of $129.99. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.5 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.36 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7770's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.33
 
Architecture
GCN
 
GPU code name
Cape Verde
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
15 February 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$129.99
 
Price now
$236 (1.8x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7770's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7770's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
640
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7770: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7770. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7770, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7770. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

8.36

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

18782

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2600

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

2825

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

3098

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

14073

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

36

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

2181

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7770. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
156 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7770 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 81% minimum and 69% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%
Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p
 
47
 
1080p
 
47
 

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7770 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460 v2, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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