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AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB Review

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Harlequin 5th March 2012, 13:50 Quote
short reviews when everyone is away ;)

would love to see these in CF :D
Baz 5th March 2012, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
short reviews when everyone is away ;)

would love to see these in CF :D

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.
xxxsonic1971 5th March 2012, 14:09 Quote
how about including some 5000 series cards in benches as lots of people still use these. good reveiw.
[ZiiP] NaloaC 5th March 2012, 14:24 Quote
Good point by Sonic. I held off getting a 6 series as my 5870 still trounces most of them.
damien c 5th March 2012, 14:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by xxxsonic1971
how about including some 5000 series cards in benches as lots of people still use these. good reveiw.

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.
alex101 5th March 2012, 14:43 Quote
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)
Parge 5th March 2012, 15:02 Quote
Is it just me, or did anyone else expect a 7850 to cost less than £150?
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 15:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
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.

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 ;)
damien c 5th March 2012, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Is it just me, or did anyone else expect a 7850 to cost less than £150?

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.
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 15:29 Quote
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
fingerbob69 5th March 2012, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
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

If 7850 prices end up starting from £180 that hole will be so small as to not really matter.
Woollster00 5th March 2012, 17:16 Quote
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
tonyd223 5th March 2012, 18:13 Quote
stick rocking a 4850 here - glum
MeddlE 5th March 2012, 18:22 Quote
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.
SinxarKnights 5th March 2012, 20:34 Quote
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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.

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.
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 21:27 Quote
on a 4890 your playing BF3 in xbox mode , not DX11 mode with all the bells and whistles
MeddlE 5th March 2012, 21:35 Quote
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on a 4890 your playing BF3 in xbox mode , not DX11 mode with all the bells and whistles

Are you normally this trollish or are you just having a bad day?
dunx 5th March 2012, 22:43 Quote
We don't all sit playing games.....

What about it's F@H/BOINC performance ?
pantalaimon 6th March 2012, 00:15 Quote
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Are you normally this trollish or are you just having a bad day?

No, he's actually correct - a 4890 is not going to deliver acceptable frame rates without turning all the settings way down.
Baz 6th March 2012, 00:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by dunx
We don't all sit playing games.....

What about it's F@H/BOINC performance ?

I'm aware we've ignored you folders, so next month I'll hopefully be doing some F@H and compute performance on the 7-series cards. Stay tuned!

Regarding CrossFire numbers. Our current test rig doesn't actually support CrossFire. D'oh. We'll be replacing it when Ivybridge and Z77 come out, so expect some CrossFire and SLI performance investigations once we hit the quiet summer months.
dunx 6th March 2012, 07:35 Quote
Thanks !
xaser04 6th March 2012, 08:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by pantalaimon
No, he's actually correct - a 4890 is not going to deliver acceptable frame rates without turning all the settings way down.

Damn no one told my wife's HD4870 this.

It easily manages mid 40's at a mixture of high and medium settings.

Incidently barring the resolution difference it looks no different to BF3 running on my HD7970.....
MeddlE 6th March 2012, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by pantalaimon
No, he's actually correct - a 4890 is not going to deliver acceptable frame rates without turning all the settings way down.

Really? My 4890 begs to differ. Do you actually have one or are you pulling your info from somewhere unsavoury?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/meddlebmx/4890%20fan%20mod/BF3settings.jpg
greigaitken 6th March 2012, 12:52 Quote
Isn't it time bit-tech updated their fps graphs. techreports graphs are leading the way - showing you how jerky that fps rate is over time.
johnnyboy700 6th March 2012, 13:02 Quote
Only extra thing I need to know to convice me to buy one is what are the noise levels like?
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