Right, well, first thing i should mention is that i have never reviewed anything in any sense of detail before, so prepare to read some slap-dash, haphazard, cobbled together piece of writing awesomeness that you’ll be telling your kids about in years to come.
I suppose i should start by writing out my master plan for this review.
I was lucky enough to win a Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X 7770 from this competition - Features - Win one of four mid-range Sapphire Radeon HD graphics cards
My post stated the following:
My test-bed of a computer is an AMD Phenom II x4 920, running at 2.8GHZ. 8GB of PC6400 DDR2 ram on a Biostar TA790GX3 A2+
Windows is installed on a Hitachi HDT721032SLA360 – 320GB sata 2 mechanical jobby. Software is installed on the same drive, Games are on their own 640GB drive, a Hitachi HDT721064SLA360.
Situated in a xigmatek midgard case with 4 fans. 2 x 12cm intakes – front and side panel. 2 x outtakes - 12cm up top, 8cm at rear. All powered by an enermax Pro 82+ 425W power supply.
It was built in march 2009, windows 7 was installed in june 2010.
So the system is a 3 year old rig with a messy registry and a messy windows drive due to all the various software i have tried over the years.
I’m not going to reinstall windows any time soon, just because of the sheer amount of games that will need to be reinstalled (about 70 at the last count). So you’ll have to accept that any results in the following review won’t be exact if you have a similair system. There could be something installed that affects the results or some piece of software that conflicts and causes slowdown.
With that in mind, my plan is to test the 7770 against a Sapphire Radeon 4870 and onboard HD 3300, in a variety of scenarios and games, both modern and old
So think of these results from an average everyday well used systems point of view.
Stay tuned for more..
edit 29/12/12 - look, theres more apeared, does updating drivers work?