September 3rd, 2012
New Cards Released Last Week
Last week was dedicated to Radeon graphics cards. Since GeForce GTX 660 Ti officially launched, AMD partners release even more models to stay competitive.
Dataland Radeon HD 7750 1GB
Dataland is Chinese PowerColor brand. This model is just a reference based card with custom cooling solution. Dataland’s new addition is offering default clock speeds — 800 MHz base clock and 1125 MHz memory clock. Even though this card is just a copy of PowerColor’s card it had a different display outputs — this model features analog VGA connector.
Dataland Radeon HD 7850 1GB
This is another iteration of Radeon HD 7850 from PowerColor’s line-up — this is an exact copy. Card is clocked at 860/1200 MHz for core and memory. The cooler is custom with a heatsink covering most of the important components and large single fan on the top.
Sapphire VAPOR-X HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB
Sapphire officially launched its new Vapor-X model following the TOXIC 6GB. This card also features 6GB of memory and is based on GHz Edition of Radeon HD 7970. The Vapor-X 6GB supports PowerTune Boost technology with two GPU clock speeds: 1050 MHz and 1100 MHz (which depends on required computing power). What is important is the fact that card comes with a backplate and requires two 8-pin power connectors. There is still no information how much will this card cost, but if the TOXIC is priced at $699 I wouldn’t expect it to be much lower.
Sapphire HD 7750 1GB LOW-PROFILE
Sapphire also launched this low-profile model — in comparison to Vapor-X this one is really light and small. The company has equipped it with additional bracket for HTPC’s, so it’s a perfect solution for mini-ITX cases. As for the performance, there’s nothing shocking, just a reference speed with 800 MHz core clock.