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The AMD ATI Radeon HD 7850 measures 24cm (9.4 in) long. The core clock frequency of the AMD ATI Radeon HD 7850 has been lowered from 1GHz to 860MHz. The GDDR5 memory still works at 1.2GHz, which is effectively 4.8GHz DDR. The HD 7850 has 1024 SPUs and 64 TAUs, while the ROPs remain at 32. It is also PCI Express 3.0-compatible
Keeps pace with (or beats) much pricier Nvidia cards while sipping much less power.
Support for 4K video and other forward-looking features.
Solid gaming performers at their respective MSRPs.
AMD 7series GPUs provide decent multimedia capabilities.
Both GPUs overclock well.
Excellent energy efficiency.
Support for software voltage control.
Native full size HDMI & DisplayPort output.
Adds support for PCIExpress 3.0 and DirectX 11.1.
Good overall performance.
Price a bit too high.
Noise levels a tad bit high.
CCC Overdrive limits too low.
Faces stiff pricing competition from some Nvidia products.
Blocks a second expansion slot.
Requires PCIe power connector.
By TechSpot on March 05, 2012
Let me start by providing you some hard facts on the performance we observed from the new Radeon HD 7800 GPUs. Gaming on the Radeon HD 7870 at 2560x1600, it was on average just 12% slower than the HD 7950 and 7% slower than the GeForce GTX 580....
By DigitalVersus on March 15, 2012
A card that manages to give a high level of performance at the same time as limiting energy consumption, showing that it is possible to increase performance from one generation to the next without upping the energy cost too much....
By BeHardware on March 13, 2012
AMD’s Pitcairn GPU is in fact a rather pleasant surprise. Of the three GPUs in the Radeon HD 7000 family, it is by some distance the most efficient for its size and energy consumed. While it has fewer execution units than Cayman (used in the...
By HEXUS.net on March 07, 2012
The questionSet to be available to purchase in a couple of weeks' time, AMD filled out its graphics-card line-up with the announcement of the £185 Radeon HD 7850 and £260 Radeon HD 7870. We encourage you to read all about them by jumping on over to...
By Expert Reviews on March 05, 2012
A competently quick upper-mid-range card at a good price...
By TechRadar on March 05, 2012
The Pitcairn little lad has arrived in the shape of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and it could well be a pint-sized powerhouse.The HD 7850 pretty much finalises AMD's current plans for the Southern Islands line up, bar the crazy-expensive dual-GPU New...
By Bit-tech.net on March 05, 2012
The HD 7850 2GB completes AMD’s masterplan of systematically making as many current Nvidia graphics cards as possible redundant. With the GTX 580 1.5GB bettered by the HD 7950 3GB and the GTX 570 1.3GB bested by the HD 7870 2GB, the HD 7850 2GB...
By Computer Shopper on March 05, 2012
This $249 video card is a price-vs.-performance winner. Its frame rates approach or top much pricier Nvidia GeForce GTX 500-series cards while using much less power. Unless you need more speed for extreme resolutions or multiple LCDs, this card is...
By HardwareHeaven on March 05, 2012
As these are reference design cards the build quality of the are the standard level we would expect for a modern GPU and in the coming weeks we expect to see the likes of ASUS, Sapphire and XFX exceed this with their custom cards and coolers.On a...
By PCPer on March 05, 2012
Where the Radeon HD 7900 cards were impressive from a pure performance stand point and the Radeon HD 7700 cards brought new features and performance per watt to the sub $200 market, the HD 7800 cards are really the ones we think warrant the most...
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