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Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC Video Card Review
|Date:||Mon, Mar 12, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA's Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.
Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.
This game looks great and we tested with the highest settings possible. This means we used 'ultra' settings and really punished the cards being tested. We ran FRAPS for two minutes on the single player map called 'Rock and a Hard Place' for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: The Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC was just shy of the 30FPS mark at 1920 x 1080 with ultra high resolution settings. Pretty darn impressive for a card in this price range and it shows that you can play current game titles with a ~$150 video card and not sacrifice too much on the image quality in game titles. less than one frame per second separated the XFX and Gigabyte overclocked Radeon HD 7770 cards.
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Page 1 - Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC
Page 2 - Gigabyte Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 5 - Battlefield 3
Page 6 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Page 7 - H.A.W.X. 2
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - 3DMark 11
Page 10 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 12 - Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC Overclocking
Page 13 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions