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Hardware AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 5 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    short reviews when everyone is away ;)

    would love to see these in CF :D
     
  3. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I didn't want to repeat myself too much from the HD 7870 2GB review. The fact that we didn't have a retail spec board, or power and thermal comparisons reduced the page count too.
     
  4. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    how about including some 5000 series cards in benches as lots of people still use these. good reveiw.
     
  5. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Good point by Sonic. I held off getting a 6 series as my 5870 still trounces most of them.
     
  6. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Would also like to see some 400 series cards from Nvidia in there as well, although I know what the current games perform like on my 480 so I can compare them myself but other people who let's say have a GTX 460 may, be looking at one of these as a upgrade and not having them compared means they cannot really make a good choice.

    If it was not for the fact that I know at 1920x1080 with Ultra setting's and all the AA etc on in BF3 I get between 35 to 50fps dependant on where I am on the map, then I could possibly think that the 7870/7850 performs better and go out and buy one only to find it actually performs around the same.
     
  7. alex101

    alex101 Geek

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    I think a pair of these in CF could give a high FPS/£ in a few months after the cost drops due to Kepler competition. Also CF seems very attractive now due to the low 2D power draw technology they use. PLUS CF scalability seems to often reach ~95% in modern titles.
    (SLi shares many of these properties nowadays though also :p)
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Is it just me, or did anyone else expect a 7850 to cost less than £150?
     
  9. Harlequin

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    dont want to get caught out again , totally understand (iirc 6950 on 6970 pcb was different to final 6950)

    would love to see a final CF review ;)
     
  10. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Given that it performs nearly the same as a Nvidia GTX 480 which initially cost around £400 I think the price should be around the £200 mark but I would, say if they really want to shift high numbers of these then they should price it at around £180.
     
  11. Harlequin

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    im sure , if kepler is as good as nvidia want you to believe , we might see movement souh on prices.

    btw - theres a HUGE HOLE in AMD`s range , between the £120 7770 and the £200 7850
     
  12. fingerbob69

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    If 7850 prices end up starting from £180 that hole will be so small as to not really matter.
     
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    Yeah still rocking a gtx 470 here and will be for a year or 2 since it still maxes every game out at 1920x1080 with 4x aa
     
  14. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    stick rocking a 4850 here - glum
     
  15. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    Still running my trusty 4890 here, turned out to be a great purchase all those years ago. I game at 1680x1050 and it handles BF3 fine.
     
  16. SinxarKnights

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    LoL, im still using my 8800GT. It plays Skyrim surprisingly well, got it on high detail, with FXAA @ 2048x1152. But thats beside the point. I'm looking to build a new PC soon and hope to see some healthy competition driving prices down a bit on GPUs.
     
  17. Harlequin

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    on a 4890 your playing BF3 in xbox mode , not DX11 mode with all the bells and whistles
     
  18. MeddlE

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    Are you normally this trollish or are you just having a bad day?
     
  19. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    We don't all sit playing games.....

    What about it's F@H/BOINC performance ?
     
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    No, he's actually correct - a 4890 is not going to deliver acceptable frame rates without turning all the settings way down.
     
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