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MSI Radeon HD 7730 Surfaces 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.

  • ipwn3r456
    Stop making new GPUs... HD 7790, HD 7870 XT, and now a HD 7730? What's next, HD 7710?
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  • unknown9122
    More GDDR5 goodness is always good. It will kill the 640s DDR3. I think this is too soon though.
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  • slomo4sho
    Isn't the 7750 already priced around the 640?
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  • spat55
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    I hope no another Chinese hokus pokus.
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