Sapphire recently announced the HD 7770 Vapor-X OC Edition, which is the first card in this generation to feature Sapphire’s exclusive implementation of Vapor chamber cooling technology. This card is based on the latest GPU technology from AMD and features 1GB of DDR5 memory. It is factory overclocked with core clocks of 1100MHz and memory clocks of 1300MHz (5.2GB/s effective) that aim to provide average performances. Working or gaming with multiple monitors is becoming increasingly popular and the Sapphire HD 7700 series supports AMD Eyefinity which is now in its second generation. The card has two DVI ports (DVI-I and DVI-D), HDMI and a single DisplayPort output, supporting up to four monitors. In addition, the cards from this series can output multiple independent audio streams allowing the correct audio content to be associated with different applications on different screens. HDMI specifications have increased in the HD 7000 series. Fast HDMI 1.4a supports Stereoscopic 3D with enhanced frame rates of 60Hz per eye – 120Hz total. It is also ready for 4K displays that can be driven from a single high-speed input of 3GHz HDMI 1.4a or DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2.
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APP Acceleration is the name given to the improved performance of a wide range of applications using the stream processing capabilities and specific hardware features of the graphics architecture. The HD 7000 series has been optimized for this type of task. Typical applications include video encoding and decoding, compression and multiplexing for media distribution, gaming or video conferencing. APP acceleration can also enhance everyday tasks, such as Internet browsing, Office applications and file compression with supported software suites.
The HD 7000 series is the third generation of DirectX 11 compatible solutions from the graphics division of AMD – formerly ATI. The new Sapphire HD 7700 series is ready for DirectX 11.1 and the new Windows 8 operating system as well as delivering all the features of the current DirectX 11, such as DirectCompute11 and multi-threaded communications with the CPU. Communication with the host PC is optimized with the implementation of high speed PCI-Express Gen3.0 interface, and multiple cards can be used to further enhance performance in CrossFireX mode on a suitably specified main board. For more information on this card, click here.
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