MSI announced 40 nanometer AMD Radeon HD 4770
MSI, leading technology innovator, announced their latest 40 nanometer AMD Radeon HD 4770 GPU-based graphics card, the MSI R4770 series.
MSI used only the very best components and even equipped the R4770 with traditionally high-end GDDR5 high-speed memory. Compared to graphics cards in this price segment the MSI R4770 stands out by virtue of its great performance while being exceptionally energy-efficient.
The first 40 nanometer graphics processor
In contrast to the traditional 55 or 65 nanometer graphics processors, the MSI R4770 is using the brand new 40 nanometer graphics processor allowing the overall design to dramatically reduce the space being occupied by the power circuitry and pipelines. This effectively results in improved power efficiency and also brings about a better signal quality.
By taking the lead in implementing the 40 nanometer graphics processor, which means it is possible to increase more circus or transistors with the extra space. Another advantage over the conventional 55 and 65 nanometer ones is the 40 nanometer GPU reduced power consumption which in turn also minimizes heat emission, and therefore allowing for a bigger overclocking potential.
Taking the lead by using high-speed GDDR5 on a budget graphics card
In the past only high-end graphics cards such as the R4870 and the R4890 series had been equipped with high-speed GDDR5 memory, MSI is taking the lead in adding GDDR5 memory to their budget cards, providing for higher clock speed. Furthermore, compared to equally clocked GDDR3, MSI R4770 series’ GDDR5 memory offers twice the data throughput bandwidth which is essential for modern games with their huge demand for complex rendering operations.
Surpassing similar products on the market by 15% more performance
The brand new 40 nanometer process graphics processor combined with high-speed GDDR5 memory truly make the MSI R4770 an astoundingly powerful graphics card. Benchmark test results of 3DMark Vantage clearly show a 15% performance lead over third party graphics cards of the same class.
Ultra power efficient with less than 90 Watts power consumption
Not only is the MSI R4770 providing superior high-end graphics performance, but also uses the ATI PowerPlay technology to implement a dynamic power management function. This means that even under full load and power consumption is at its peak, the MSI R4770 graphics card won’t consume more than 90 Watts, putting it far upfront the competition.
In addition the MSI R4770 supports latest UVD 2.0 hardware decoding technology, which fully replaces CPU utilization during Blu-ray disc playback. In turn this also means that this highly power efficient graphics cards even helps reducing overall system power consumption.