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MSI Radeon HD 7730 Surfaces in China

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An MSI branded version of AMD's Radeon HD 7730 has surfaced on Coolaler.com and is evidently on sale in China.

An MSI branded version of the Radeon HD 7730 has evidently gone on sale in China and has been unofficially benchmarked by Coolaler.com user “Toppc.” The Radeon HD 7730 seems to be based on AMD’s 28 nm “Cape Verde” architecture, features 448 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext architecture, 16 ROPs and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 128-bit memory.

The graphics card features a core clock speed of 800 MHz and a memory clock of 1,125 MHz (4.50 GHz GDDR5-effective). With these specifications in mind, we can speculate that the HD 7730 is a budget offering that may be intended to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce GT 640. However, it is still unknown as to whether the graphics card will have a global release and what its retail price will be.

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    unknown9122 , April 30, 2013 6:36 PM
    More GDDR5 goodness is always good. It will kill the 640s DDR3. I think this is too soon though.
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    slomo4sho , April 30, 2013 6:40 PM
    Isn't the 7750 already priced around the 640?
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    spat55 , April 30, 2013 7:00 PM
    nice little discrete card, although there is already the HD 7750 and 7770 for that right? They seem to trying to fill something that isn't really needed.
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    Martell1977 , April 30, 2013 7:29 PM
    Maybe this will replace the 6670. I would think for cost efficiency they would want to get as many of their GPU's onto a single process(28nm) and architecture(GCN).
    I have a couple clients that this would be the perfect card for, well, if priced similar to the 6670 and with GDDR5.
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    Martell1977 , April 30, 2013 7:32 PM
    Maybe this will replace the 6670. I would think for cost efficiency they would want to get as many of their GPU's onto a single process(28nm) and architecture(GCN).
    I have a couple clients that this would be the perfect card for, well, if priced similar to the 6670 and with GDDR5.
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    slyu9213 , April 30, 2013 8:52 PM
    Well the 7750 equivalent wasn't the lowest video card last generation was it? The 7750 and 7770 are relatively cheap and perform well but there is always room for lower cards for people who want a discrete better than the integrated but not expensive.
    The next gen video cards are delayed a bit so why not make a few more video cards for different performance levels.
    I won't use this but it may be okay for people who want to go cheaper.
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    lloydloo , April 30, 2013 8:56 PM
    Seems like a replacement for the hd 6670 gddr5 but amd didn't really need to make another new gpu because the hd 6670 gddr5 is still fast enough to compete with the gt 640 and adding this graphics card will just cannibalize sales.
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    lloydloo , April 30, 2013 9:03 PM
    Seems like a replacement for the hd 6670 gddr5 but amd didn't really need to make another new gpu because the hd 6670 gddr5 is still fast enough to compete with the gt 640 and adding this graphics card will just cannibalize sales.
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    digiex , April 30, 2013 9:42 PM
    I hope no another Chinese hokus pokus.
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    InvalidError , April 30, 2013 9:45 PM
    Quote:
    The 7750 and 7770 are relatively cheap and perform well but there is always room for lower cards for people who want a discrete better than the integrated but not expensive.

    How much room is there? AMD's new APUs are expected to top out around HD6650 performance and Intel's GT3e might edge that out. That does not leave much room for anything really worth looking into below HD7750.

    Only one more month to go until we find out how well GT3e will fare and how dead low-end discrete GPUs might be.
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    jaguarskx , April 30, 2013 10:36 PM
    I would say this is a good card to replace the Radeon HD 6670 that has been re-badged as the HD 7670 and sold to OEMs only.
    I would guess in Asia it will be sold in retail and it maybe only sold as OEM in the rest of the world. It seems to be a good card for an HTPC. More powerful than the HD 7670, but more importantly consumes less power and generate less heat.
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    cheesyboy , May 1, 2013 1:37 AM
    Dual slot cooler ffs!
    If a single-slot cooler was good enough for an 8800GTX, it's good enough for this tiddler.
    I have genuine hate for the "fashion" for oversized coolers on low-end GPUs
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    igd9290 , May 1, 2013 5:15 PM
    Coolaler.com is from Taiwan, not China.
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    igd9290 , May 1, 2013 6:35 PM
    Coolaler.com is from Taiwan, not China.