XFX Double Dissipation R7750 ReviewBluePanda - June 27, 2012
Category: Video Cards
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XFX has been in the market competing in gaming-oriented video cards with both AMD and NVIDIA for some time. Over the years, they have also made PSUs, cables, adapters, and the unique WarPad mouse pad – something I showed you about a year ago. Today, we'll be taking a look at what XFX is really known for – GPUs such as the R7750 Double Dissipation 1GB Black Edition card. I always have found it funny how rare it is to actually find a card from XFX that isn't a "Black Edition" card – other than the lower end GPUs, most of their cards start out a bit overclocked.
If you know XFX at all, you'd know the technology behind the Double Dissipation; two fans to air-cool everything including the GPU, heat sinks, VRMs, and PCB board. It's designed to cool effectively without adding extra noise to your case – a noble deed to ensure double the fans doesn't mean double the noise. One truly unique feature about this card is the fact that it is a bit faster than your typical 7750. It's actually clocked 100 MHz faster than the reference card, which would otherwise be at 800 MHz. It's also ready to handle up to three displays; great for those wanting to set up an Eyefinity build. There are 4 available outputs: 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x Single-Link DVI, 1x HDMI, and 1x Display Port. Let's dig deeper to see how this card looks and performs.
The XFX R7750 is packaged in a neat smaller-sized box that is only a little bit bigger the size of the card itself. Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it really is only about an inch or two wider in every direction. Good things do come in small boxes – so we hope! The front of the box is decorated with the Double Dissipation logo – two Ds back to back – with a big X subtly behind it. The Double Dissipation feature is explained in detailed diagrams below the R7750 name, while the upper corner screams out the BE feature – a 100 MHz overclock. Strangely, it really doesn't say "Black Edition" anywhere on the box.
The back of the box is full of features and "X" puns intended with the planned categories: "Xpertise", "Xformance", Xperience", "Xcelerate", and of course, "Xfactor". Each section has its own quick little blurb or image for a quick understanding that this card is ready to perform. The sides of the box get a little nerdy with a great list of key features including the 128-bit floating point HDR rendering.
Opening up the box is always the best part. XFX keeps things interesting with a neatly-packed "black box" to open up. Most video cards I've ever gotten, high-end or low-end, have always come in just plain brown cardboard. The black color somehow made my day – that and the little XFX logo as if I might have forgotten what I bought opening up the box.
Opening up the little box inside the box…you'll find another box…well, sort of. You'd actually find a bunch of papers and underneath that, the card in its static pajamas ready to be awakened. It is packed in there nice and snug, with no way for bed bugs to bite – or more to say, the delivery man to destroy. The aforementioned stack of papers also consists of some warranty information, a door hanger, a driver disc, and some more information on XFX, with a flyer or two to direct you to buying new dongles or even a new PSU. At least, they give you a DVI-to-VGA adapter to start with.
To the next page! I'll give you some pictures to really see what the card looks like, now that you know the box inside and out – you deserve more.