Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Video Card ReviewWed, Aug 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Introducing The Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC GPU
Diamond has come to the market with a brand new add-in GPU with the budget minded enthusiast in mind. The Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC is a factory overclocked video card that has both the memory and the core overclocked 50 MHz over standard settings, so you don’t have to bother yourself with all of the pesky overclocking stuff. The standard Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card has a core clock of 850 MHz and a memory clock of 1200 MHz. The Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC has taken these clocks to 900 MHz on the core and to 1250 MHz on the memory. The Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC video card features 1 GB of 128 bit GDDR5 running at 80.0 Gbps, 800 stream processors, and a 400 Mhz RAMDAC. It is fully direct X 11 compliant and can run in multiple GPU Crossfire configurations.
Diamond is a Chatsworth, California based company that has made everything from Video cards, to modems, to sound cards, and even MP3 players. Throughout the 90′s and the early 2000′s Diamond was one of the top companies in the PC component business. But after a merger with S3 the company kind of fell out of the limelight and they are now trying to make a strong comeback with their new lines of video cards and other PC products as well.
Now we all want a great gaming experience and our video card makes up a whole lot of that experience. When we shop for a new video card we look for all of the features that are going to give us the most bang for our buck. The Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC graphics card was made to give us the best of both worlds, a great gaming experience at a reasonable price. Now a lot of times a reasonable price means lackluster performance.
We all know that the Radeon HD 68xx/69xx series are performance beasts and can handle almost anything you throw at it, is this true for the Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC video card? We are going to have to wait and see if it is worth it’s $149.99 plus shipping to your state. Now keep in mind this includes a full 5 year limited warranty if you register your Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Graphics Card or just a 1 year limited warranty if you choose not to register it.
Diamond currently makes 4 versions of the Radeon HD 6770 Series GPU:
- Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC (6770PE51GEXOC)
- Diamond Radeon HD 6770 (6770PE51GE)
- Diamond Radeon HD 6770 (6770PE51GV2)
- Diamond Radeon HD 6770 (6770PE51GEV2)
900 MHz Core Clock/1250 MHz memory Clock at $149.99
850 MHz Core Clock/1200 MHz memory clock at $109.99 plus $6.98 Shipping
850MHz Core Clock/1200 MHz memory Clock at NA
900 MHz Core Clock/4000 MHz memory Clock at NA
Lets go ahead and take a look at some of the specifications and features of the Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Video Card (6770PE51GEXOC).
Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Video Card Specs:
- Core Clock: 900 MHz
- Memory Clock: 1250 MHz
- ASIC Core: 6770
- Memory Config: 32Mx32
- Bus Type: PCI-E X 16
- Memory: 1 GB GDDR5
- Memory Bit Width: 128 Bit
- Memory Bandwidth: 80.0GB/sec
- Ports: 1 Dual-Link DVI, 1 Single Link DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 Standard Display Port
Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Video Card Features:
- Microsoft Direct X 11 Support
- ATI Crossfire X Multi-GPU Support
- Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray and HD DVD
- Superscale unified shader architecture
- Built in HDCP Support
- 800 Stream Processing Units
- Direct Compute 11
- Built-in HDMI Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
- 1080p Support via HDMI