Sapphire Radeon Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition Video Card
Ever since AMD released the Radeon HD 7xxx, we have been very impressed with the features and the overall performance of the news cards. With many AMD partners releasing several cards within each series there is a lot to choose from. So, how do you go about picking the right card? Well, we believe that it comes down to company repetition and features. Both of these aspects can still make the choice difficult so we will try and narrow it down for you.
Sapphire has been around for a long while now and is trued among all: gamers, professionals, enthusiast as well as the causal PC user. That rets the repetition out of the way. Next, we have features. You can go out and pickup up a card at launch but chances are it will be a reference card based on AMD’s own design but the card are all the same to a degree. Then we have the non-reference models with its after-market cooling for improved thermals. Sapphire has a lot of these types of cards just check out the Vapor-X models of each series. Yes, other companies offer these as well of their own design.
It will all come down to that last feature, one that no one else or very few will offer. In this case that feature will be the FleX option only from Sapphire. Just what is FleX? It’s being able to integrate at least three monitors to one GPU. We know just about all AMD cards can do that. But the fact is they can’t do it with having to go and purchase an expensive displayport monitor or buying an active displayport adapter which isn’t cheap either. With the FleX series you can do it without either. And that does for the card we will be looking at today, the FleX HD 7770 GHz Edition.
Sapphire’s take on the FleX HD 7770 GHz Edition
The SAPPHIRE HD 7770 FleX brings this feature to the performance segment with its core clock speeds of 1000MHz (4.5Gb/sec effective) for the 1GB of on board high speed DDR5 memory. The FleX feature enables users to connect low-cost DVI monitors for the first three screens in landscape or portrait mode providing a cost-effective solution for multiscreen gaming or increased productivity in content creation and editing applications. Using the DisplayPort output, the SAPPHIRE HD 7770 FleX supports four screens in Eyefinity, providing additional display options.