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Hardware Roundup: AMD Radeon HD 7870 & 7850 Edition

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 07:25AM

AMD is filling out its HD 7000-series lineup with the the release of two new cards - the HD 7870 and HD 7850. Intended to fill in the gaps in the lineup for mainstream performance cards, the 7800-series of cards released today fall in the $249 (HD 7850) and $349 (HD 7870) price range. Both cards have GPUs manufactured on the 28nm process and feature AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) technology. The HD 7870 features a 1,000MHz core clock, 1,280 Stream processors and 2GB of GDDR5 frame buffer memory. The HD 7850 has 1,024 stream processors, an 860 MHz core clock and 2GB GDDR5 memory. You can check out all the reviews to see how these cards compare to the more power, and pricier, 7900-series cards as well how they stack up to the competition.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 & 7850 Launch @ Neoseeker
AMD Radeon HD 7870 & Radeon HD 7850 @ TechSpot
AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 Video Card @ [H]ardOCP
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB and HD 7850 2GB Pitcairn @ PC Perspective
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB Reference Video Card @ TweakTown
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB Reference Video Card @ TweakTown

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Muchoman1 on March 5, 2012 07:56AM
from what i have seen the 7870 is performing at around what my crossfired 7770s are at, and when the 7870s finally get here to aus, they will cost a lot more than the $350 i paid for my 7770s, im betting $450 +
DanTheGamer11 on March 5, 2012 09:43AM
They don't do bad, considering they cost around the same price as a 6970 and the 7850 is cheaper :)

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