The HD 7770 is actually a great move by AMD.. an ingenious one. For a third-tier GPU chip, it's rated at a hefty 94 VP. Compared against the last two generations (HD 6670 and 5670), this is quite a jump (from 48 VP and 38 VP respectively). BTW, HD 6770 was actually a second-tier Evergreen chip that was just rebadged from HD 5770, still not truly of the Northern Islands generation.
Why so ingenious?
The die size has not really increased at all from HD 6670: 123mm^2 for the 28nm chip vs 118mm^2 for the 40nm chip. (Also, the 5670 -older 40nm chip- is 104mm^2). So, while maintaining the die size, the performance has literally doubled. The performance increase for such a size is amazing, even though the TDP went up from 66W to 80W (by 14W which is not that shabby).
It's such a tiny chip for AMD to produce. Nothing this tiny has ever had such a high starting MSRP ($159-169). Nvidia is certainly a bit agitated about this but Nvidia is the one actually making profits like usual. It's a huge accomplishment for AMD nonetheless (considering the fact that HD 7970 with its 365mm^2 size is only 42% faster than the tiny bit bigger 389mm^2 HD 6970 while consuming roughly the same wattage).
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