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AMD Radeon HD 7700 series fi

AMD Radeon 7700 series GPU

AMD are on a fast-paced launch schedule at the moment with a number of GPUs being launched, this week I’d like to have a quick look at the Radeon 7000 series, carrying with it the 28nm Graphics Core Next architecture first introduced in Tahiti.  If you’re not already familiar with Tahiti, it might be because there was somewhat of a soft launch towards the end of last year.

That was then, this is now, and now the focus is on Cape Verde, the 7700 series.  This series comprises of two cards, the Radeon HD 7750 and the Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition.  The tricky thing for AMD is that this series will be viewed as the successor to the popular 5700 series which never got a full update since the release back in October of 2009.  Expectations are high for this series, which is why the GCN architecture and 28nm process has been brought into play.

AMD have worked hard to reduce power consumption and as such the Radeon HD 7750 and Radeon HD 7770 are in the top bracket when comparing graphics cards by this specification. In terms of performance, the 7770 supports DX11.1, PowerTune, Fast HDMI and other features that set this graphics card up to be relevant for the foreseeable future.

The 7700 series has been priced towards the more affordable end of the market, but this has also put it in a very competitive area, not least of which is AMD’s own 6850. This level of competition is of course great and gives choice for a wide range of requirements. There will be fans of this and undoubtedly some detractors, but if you are in the market for a n new graphics card, the 7700 series really deserves due consideration.

In the next post we’ll take a look at the newly launched HD7800s.

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Win a Samsung Tellybox, 3TB, ChristNAS, Welephant and Bad Jokes

“Don’t Call It A Come Back!” 

Hello. It’s me. Dunc. Remember me?

Old faithful readers of Dunc’s Deal will realise that it’s been three long weeks since my last update. I’m not one for excuses, but I will let you know why I’ve been MIA. Two weeks ago was the morning after the infamous Dabs Diamond Awards – and yes as per your voting I wore the kilt! In true Diamond Awards fashion, we were all feeling a little delicate the morning after, and all my hazy mind would focus on was Dominos Pizza. Then last week – as kindly documented by Michelle – I was MIA! I actually took a little holiday – which I know shouldn’t be allowed, as the Customer Service team have been telling me all week!

I’m back now and fully refreshed, so let’s get back to the deals! Make sure you subscribe to the blog so you can get RSS updates whenever we post!

8GB iPod TouchLast week Michelle launched a great promotion for you guys to win an iPod – but guess what – you didn’t take advantage! Shame on you! So for one week (ends 11/11/10) I am going to extend the offer  for you to win an 8GB iPod Touch. Simply place your order and email me via duncsdeals@dabs.com with your order number. I will then enter you into the draw and will announce the winner next week.

 As mentioned in my last post, the dabs.com forum is up and running, and in under three weeks we have already racked up 1,000 posts and over 450 members! Thanks to all the active posters and readers of the forum. If you’re not a member, make sure you sign up today and take advantage of the community knowledge and platform to get in touch with us!

Since I got back we’ve all been busy in the office preparing for everyone’s* favourite time of year – Christmas! This week our head of Design, Mike, has been chained to his desk and been plied with Dominos Pizza in order to get our Christmas Consumer Catalogue out of the door. Many of you will receive it through the post over the coming weeks and the rest will be able to access it online with the digital edition which is coming soon!

*everyone except Michelle – the marketing manager – who makes Scrooge look festive! 

The catalogue is packed full of festive deals and offers – some of which I’ve been working on myself! They include the fantastic Synology Santa and our Merry ChristNAS promotion which gives you the chance to win Apple iPods just for buying Network Attached Storage from dabs! 

 

PRODUCT NEWS! 

This industry never ceases to amaze me! In just three weeks the amount of product news I could deliver here is mind-boggling! I’ve selected a few gems for you that you should definitely consider!

First up is the long awaited and hugely sought after 3TB internal hard drives from WD. The storage giant broke rank and got the 3TB beats to market first – even ensuring they have a ready made solution for the Operating System inability to hand over 2.2TB! The new drives, available in 2.5TB and 3TB options, ship with the Host Bus Adapter required to overcome the software issue! Stock on the 3TB is expected later this month – get your orders on today to avoid disappointment. 

As Michelle mentioned last week the new range of ATI Radeon graphics cards hit the shelves last week – the new 6800 series delivered the 6870 and 6850 at fantastic new price points – ensure you check out the ranges. 

What’s fast and Portable and coming into stock on dabs.com?

*Drumroll* 

Well it’s the brand new WD My Passport range with USB 3.0 connectivity

*Ripple of groans from around the office* 

It’s no joke! Check them out today

Promotion-wise, we’ve teamed up with Shuttle to give you the chance to win a Samsung LE32C530 32″ 5 Series 1080p FullHD LCD TV worth over £350 in November! The promotion is simple – just buy any of the Shuttle products shown on the promo page during November and you will automatically go into a draw to win when your order has been shipped. To find out more click here

 

PRODUCT DEALS – AND CHALLENGE DUNC ROLLS ON! 

Thanks for filling up my Dunc’s Deal inbox while I was away – once again, the response to “Challenge Dunc” has been immense and I am going to keep the doors open via email or speak to Dunc. Keep the suggested deals, ‘Price Match Challenges’ and any requests coming in, and ill do all I can to help!   

With the office currently buzzing about upcoming trip to the darts (or ‘the arrows’ for those in the know), this week I’ve been influenced by Bullseye hero, Bully – so… 

Iiiiiin 1! ATI Lovers can bag the XFX Radeon 5770 1GB, currently £109.99, yours today for £106.99!
Iiiiiin 2! NVIDIA fans can get the Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB, currently £169.98, yours today for £164.99!
Iiiiiin 3! There has never been a better time to self-build with this Asus Intel Value Bundle with Motherboard and CPU, currently £144.98, yours today for £139.99!
Iiiiiin 4! No discounts here, it’s already an amazing price! The Seagate 500GB MomentusXT Hybrid Hard Drive gives you SSD-Like Performance at an affordable price! Only £94.98!
Iiiiiin 5! Save yourself £10 on the Samsung 1TB Portable Hard Drive, currently £84.98, yours today for £74.98

Remember, keep spreading word about the blog offers and let me know about when you mention the blog online as you WILL bag yourself a freebie! 

 


MATCHES MATCHES NEVER TOUCH!
 

 The age old adage is never more apt than on Bonfire Night! Tonight’s the night millions of us will risk life and limb for a sparkler and a dream! Dogs will seek refuge under dining tables while people will stand in the rain for hours eating toffee apples and edging closer to flames licking off door frames and old pallets.

Enjoy your fire-filled weekends, but stay safe, or I’ll send Welephant round – he was at our school every year to make sure we were safe from the hazards of flame! Remember remember the 5th of November… and remember remember to stop by next week for more Dunc’s Deals updates!