AMD Radeon HD 7870 And 7850 Review: Pitcairn Gets Benchmarked

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esrever

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AMD saved the best for last it seems. Although a bit over priced, these cards are amazing performance/watt with all the new features. Nice to see the 7870 take a few blows at the 580 in a few games. Can't wait to see what kepler can do as well!
 

alex3064

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[citation][nom]alex3064[/nom]what date is this 7850/7870 actually launched[/citation]
i mean when will it be launched in market
 

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[citation][nom]ilysaml[/nom]Watch the benches well, the HD 7870 almost beating the GTX 580.[/citation]

Looking at the performance graphs, 7870 performs very close to 7950 which has 40% more SPs and a 384 bit memory interface. I think AMD reduced the performance of 79xx series on purpose so that they can release a better card just before the launch of Kepler.
 

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[citation][nom]alex3064[/nom]i mean when will it be launched in market[/citation]

It is there in the first page. "you won’t be able to buy the card until at least March 19th, AMD tells us."
 

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From what I read from other sites also, the performance is a little bit lower (7850 is between 6950 and 6970 and 7870 is between 6970 and 7950 like: Clicky-Clicky ) but their power consumption is amzing. I mean, the 7850 draws only 100 watt and requires only one 6pin while it offers performance of 6950+5%!!!!!!!! This along with a sandybridge (with its low power consumption) will make a powerful gaming system with only a $40 corsair/antec psu!!!! Now the only thing that is left is an answer from nvidia so we can see prices going down.
 

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Wow. In my opinion the HD7870 is the most impressive card in the 7000 series lineup thus far. It outperforms the HD6970 by a wide margin and comes damn close to the GTX580. Performance, price, power, temperature, noise... all positive.

And all of this can be had for $350. Without question the best deal in the lineup.
 

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Only 7000 series card that isnt priced stupidly.

btw, none of the AMD partners use blower design cooler? wtf!!! Blower card is what I need! Especially my existing mid tower ATX aluminium case are old design from way back in AthlonXP.
 

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can someone tell me why
low settings were benched at the lowest resolution
mid settings at 1920x1080
and the highest at 2560x1440 (and not 2560x1600)

i mean most of us play games in the 1920x1080(1200) range, and if we are spending 200+ on a gpu, we will have about that kind of monitor... while if you have a 2560x1440(1600) monitor, you aren't wasting your time with these cards, even if its for crossfire.

what im saying is i would rather see the 1920x1080 resolution get the highest possible settings, as thats what most of us who want to max the settings will play at.
 

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Ahh i knew 78xx cards would be awesome, i am still very happy with my 5870. 7870 with just 1-2 fps difference from 580s and 7970s at some games is so impressive! I will totally recommend these two cards to friends, maybe me, if my wife doesn't notice haha
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]can someone tell me why low settings were benched at the lowest resolutionmid settings at 1920x1080and the highest at 2560x1440 (and not 2560x1600)i mean most of us play games in the 1920x1080(1200) range, and if we are spending 200+ on a gpu, we will have about that kind of monitor... while if you have a 2560x1440(1600) monitor, you aren't wasting your time with these cards, even if its for crossfire. what im saying is i would rather see the 1920x1080 resolution get the highest possible settings, as thats what most of us who want to max the settings will play at.[/citation]

Your are definitely right here m8
 

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AMD is innovative releasing next generation cards that barely perform on the level of a gtx 580, a card that is nearly 1.5 years old. the HD 7970s is a piece of garbage i got one to update from a gtx 560 448 core classified, and the results were very disappointed lower FPS in starcraft 2 and skyrim and a ton of crashes to go along with it ( THOSE LOVELY AMD DRIVERS). AMD will always be second best and trash, i returned the HD 7970 i got and picked up at second gtx 560 448 core classy for SLI. I will either pick up a 680 or 690 upon release. I gave AMD, a shot and they are complete trash, AMD fanboys are dellusional if they think ANY of the AMD 7xxx series is even close to next generation quality. GOOD JOB AMD you did what nvidia did over a year ago. the trash they sell is over price ridiculously, people who buy this garbage will get a rude awaking when kepler dongs all over this trash
 

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What I'd like to see are a few benchmarks directly comparing crossfire 6850 and 6870 vs a single 7850 and 7870 respectively. Granted, new architecture brings with it better power efficiency, lower temps, and faster workload execution but, what about those of us who already invested in a 6870 or 6850 and have a crossfire capable motherboard, and don't necessarily care about power consumption (within reason, though even with crossfired 6870's at full load, Extreme's psu calculator says my system ought to consume no more than 580 watts peak, and I've got a 700W PSU.)? Because if performance of two 6870's in crossfire meets or beats a single 7870, I gotta say I'd rather drop the $170 on another 6870, than spend $350~ish for the successor.

And while we're at it, how about some eyefinity performance investigations? Will that extra 1gb of vram on the new cards help at all? (Experience says yes, but driver optimization might prove to be an interesting metric)
 

Reynod

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Your a compete troll ... away with you fanboi.

The benchmarks speak for themselves ... they are quality cards.
 

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Your comment unleashed your fanboyism and long-kept stupidity.
 

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7850 looks great. But isn't it interesting that we're happy when amd's new generation cards just catches up to nvidia's last generation cards?
 
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