AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review: Evading The Price/Performance Curveby Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on February 15, 2012 12:01 AM EST
Portal 2 continues the long and proud tradition of Valve’s in-house Source engine. While Source continues to be a DX9 engine, Valve has continued to upgrade it over the years to improve its quality, and combined with their choice of style you’d have a hard time telling it’s over 7 years old at this point. Consequently Portal 2’s performance does get rather high on high-end cards, but we have ways of fixing that…
On the positive side, Portal 2 is easy enough to run that the 7770 easily clears 60fps at 1920, even with 4x MSAA. On the down side, the 6800 series does the same thing only better. Regardless of the resolution this is one of the worst games for the 7700 series, as even the XFX BESDD can’t crack the 6850. The 7750 somehow fares even worse, falling just behind the 5750, never mind the 5770. While this is largely academic thanks to the high framerates, it would appear we’ve found a general weakness in the 7700 series.