Though the Radeon HD 7770 was released some time ago, its still a big deal for AMD as they are moving up in the market on their Radeon based products. In fact, they are even running a campaign based around their range, dubbed “Never Settle” which involves the addition of free games when purchasing certain Radeon SKUs. Due to this campaign, we thought that it would be a good opportunity to take a look at a particular edition of the HD 7770 from Asus; the DirectCU TOP edition.
For those unaware as to what these cards are about, they in short are the cream of the crop and have had extensive quality control checks from the GPU core to the PCB and back again. They are so vigorous with this moniker of graphics cards that if one component isn’t quite right, they will refuse the whole batch, now that’s saying something about their quality control.
In this review, we don’t want to dwell to much on the 7770 from AMD, but instead, want to focus more on the uniqueness that the DirectCU TOP has to offer, and how it competes against other similar cards currently for sale in the market.
In our usual fashion, we’ll take a look at what the packaging and bundle have to offer before taking a closer look at the card itself. We will also be taking a look at the overclockability of the card to see how far it can be pushed past the overclock level that Asus provide out of the factory, as this already offers a large increase over a reference card, but obviously with us being enthusiasts, that’s still not enough in our books.
Lets start with the packaging and bundle, to see what the Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU TOP has to offer for your money.