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Sapphire HD 7750 review

Is this too far down the graphics card pecking order to get playable frame rates?

Our Verdict

For

  • Low price
  • Decent frame rates at 720p
  • Small size

Against

  • Not great performance over 720p
  • Rivals beat it in performance for not much more outlay

This far down the pecking order of graphics cards you will really struggle to get anything close to decent gaming frame rates out of a normal 1080p screen.

With the Sapphire HD 7750 you're not going to be pushing much past 20 frames per second in most games without seriously knocking back the graphics settings or resolution.

This version of the HD 7750, with the 2GB of relatively slow DDR3 video RAM, is almost irrelevant in gaming terms. That said, though, you can pick up a low-profile version which could go into a small machine to stick under your TV.

With Steam's TV mode, and a drop in resolution, you'll be able to get almost gaming-capable speeds at 720p on your telly. For another £20, though, you can get double the gaming performance with an HD 7770, and £50 extra will get you the awesome HD 7850 1GB.

If you're finding your budget stretched for a new graphics card you would be better off saving up for a little longer and paying a little more. The rewards for just that £20 investment are pretty big in gaming terms.

At this low level the Nvidia competition is the GT 640, a graphics card that's not even permitted the GTX moniker. There is pretty much nothing between AMD and Nvidia at this range, so it would just be a case of choosing whether you might want a low-profile HD 7750 instead of the standard height Nvidia cards on offer.

It is possible to get gaming frame rates at this price point, but the sacrifices to graphical fidelity might mean it's not really worth it.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelHD 7750
HDMIYes
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 7000
Maximum Resolution4096 x 2160
Brand NameSapphire
Standard Memory2 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16
Bus Width128 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height110 mm
Memory TechnologyGDDR3 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length175 mm
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Product NameRadeon HD 7750 Graphic Card
Processor Speed800 MHz
Manufacturer Part Number11202-13-20G
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sapphiretech.com/en/
Marketing Information

The new SAPPHIRE HD 7700 series is a new family of graphics cards targeting the enthusiast on a budget and mainstream users looking for increased graphics performance. It is based on the second family of GPU's from AMD built in its new 28nm process and featuring the highly acclaimed GCN graphics processing architecture. The new HD 7770 and HD 7750 GPUs have an optimised internal structure sharing many of the features of the high performance HD 7900 series already released but with fewer Stream processors and a simplified 128-bit high speed memory interface to the latest DDR5 memory types.

Package Contents
  • Radeon HD 7750 Graphic Card
  • Driver CD
Limited Warranty2 Year
Thickness33 mm
API SupportedDirectX 11.1, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL