Amd Radeon Hd 6770 Benchmark - Value for Money Graphics Card
AMD Radeon HD 6770 is a great graphics card in somewhere between Enthusiast and Mainstream performance. In terms of level it is equally powerful (if not greater) to an Nvidia GTX 9800 and in comparison to the same value (money), it has greatly satisfying performance figures.
So... let us discuss the benchmarks of Radeon HD 6770 because Dell’s XPS 8300 comes with an option to opt for a different graphics card (Video card) other than Nvidia Geforce GT420 and you may want to know the performance stats of this card before opting it for your new desktop or new laptop.
Specifications (that I used)
Memory – 1 GB GDDR5
Shader Model – Version 5.0, 725 MHz
Core Speed – 725 MHz, 480 Streaming Processors
Memory Bus Width – 128 bit (in comparison to Enthusiast graphics card, they are up to 512 bit)
DirectX – DirextX 11.0 with Eyefinity up to 5 monitors support (theoretically)
Architecture – 40nm on Whistler-XT chip (same as other 6700 and 6600 cards)
Release Date – 4 January 2011
Price Tag – Rs.10500/-
Games for Benchmarking (they are ultimate and you’ll love them)
Crysis 2>> Dead Space 2>> Need for Speed Shift Unleashed>> Mass Effect 2
Maximum FPS – 45
Average FPS – 40
Minimum FPS – 31
As you know this all too well that Crysis 2 has already become one of the most intense open world games as of yet to test great gaming hardware.
So... there were areas filled with explosion and fire, where I felt a little bit of lag while working with Hardcore settings (you have only 3 types of settings available and Gamer is the least impressive when you have a good graphics hardware).
Other than that, this graphics card handled Crysis 2 like a baby and it was a lot of fun with what Electronic Arts put in this game with CryEngine 3. So... as many would say... if a card can handle Crysis 2 very well, then it is definitely worth a try.
Maximum Frames - 35
Average - 30
Minimum - 26
You already know that Crysis 3 is quite a stressful game and if you crank up the settings to Ultra and this card can't handle a smooth gameplay.
However, when I took the settings to medium, the game was fairly playable with no much lag and still had great graphics.
Dead Space 2
Maximum – 55
Average – 45
Minimum – 41
Personally, Dead Space 2 is one of the most horrifying games to this date for me (if not for others). The combat mode is exquisite and you don’t just have to run and finish game, that’s not how this game is played. You cannot cloak yourself and run away from enemies, you have to break their limbs to slow them and attack them with your weapon (melee attack) to save ammo which are like breathing in this game.
The jelly like flesh of enemies and blood (and gore) look a little too realistic that only few cards can handle perfectly and I might sound like I am singing virtues of HD 6770 but I have never seen a middle range graphics card work so seamlessly and provide an intense gaming experience. All I needed was a dark room and a surround sound theatre and I could give myself a heart attack (just kidding)!
Dead Space 3
Max Frames - 43
Avg Frames - 40
Min Frames - 32
The final game in Dead Space series didn't live upto the name. I felt that horror elements were turned a bit down because Dead Space 2 felt great and I didn't feel that nerve wrecking tension in Dead Space 3.
The graphics were also toned down given that it's a successor to DS 2 and should have great visuals.
But on the graphics card front...it doesn't stress it too much and those frame rates are at ultra settings with 1080 resolution.
Need for Speed Shift Unleashed
Maximum – 65
Average – 58
Minimum - 42
It would have been pretty mean of me to not include one of the best racing games ever. The retouched racing game by EA turns all the tables and continues to give a great racing simulation (though it is not) experience than its predecessors.
The game worked really well with this card and the only frame lags that I faced was at high speeds and when I was surrounded by all players. I am talking about maximum settings and when I switched back to minimum settings there was no lag at all. But trust me, you would not want to set the settings to minimum or the game would remind you the horrible Pro Street and you would hate me for not disclosing this to you.
It should be noted that gameplay beyond 30 FPS is termed as fairly playable with only occasional lags that don't hang around for much longer. So, if you opt for a card that can give you minimum frame rates of around 30 to 35, then it would be perfect for your occasional gaming needs. However, remember, that if you want to play at extreme frame rates then you have to go for Enthusiast rated graphics card.
Mass Effect 2
Maximum FPS – 51
Average FPS – 45
Minimum – 35
This is full of explosion, space acts, great video sequences and amazing gameplay. This game was also a tough contender for this card like Crysis 2 because it had so many graphical elements that the card had to be great to order to provide seamless and uninterrupted gaming experience.
But you may call it a great optimization or something else, but the game ran really smooth with no lags. The frame rates should tell you what you need to know. As a matter of fact, I was quite amazed by the looks of games and could not really tell if I was actually playing Mass Effect 2 (just kidding) because the game play just amazed me.
Some other games might be worth mentioning here that I used for benchmarking. If your game falls under those games then you can rest assured that HD 6770 will be perfect for your daily and occasional gaming needs.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (2010)
Tom Clancy Splinter Cell Conviction
Red Faction Guerrilla
Resident Evil 5
NFS Most Wanted
Counter Strike Source
Call of Duty Black Ops
Fear 2 Project Origin
Assassins Creed 2
This card is definitely a value for money card and though there are other options available, you won’t have to go for them because this card will work like you want it to work. I have already told you necessary specs and how this one performs for challenging games, but rest is yours to decide. The system configurations matter a lot and you should care about other hardwares as well while selecting a gaming system.
That is it for now and thanks for reading this one. Happy Gaming. Ciao.
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