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AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB Review

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docodine 5th March 2012, 08:34 Quote
I'm drooling at how low the power consumption and temps are based on the performance... WELL DONE AMD!
Madness_3d 5th March 2012, 08:36 Quote
Not often I say this about an AMD card but that's a damn good card. Near 580 performance for £275 with mega low temps and power consumption. Nicely balanced AMD :)
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fr0Zen 5th March 2012, 08:38 Quote
i think i know what im getting for my birthday then :)
Mongoose132 5th March 2012, 08:46 Quote
You doing the 7850 too? Read Anandtechs but more is always better :3
Digi 5th March 2012, 08:49 Quote
Good to see a card with promise from team red!

PS: This 'no score' thing going to be the future for hardware then?
[ZiiP] NaloaC 5th March 2012, 08:54 Quote
Oh, oh my. I'll be waiting to see if Sapphire release a Vapor-X model. This could be a likely candidate to replace my 5870 Vapor-X.
sub routine 5th March 2012, 08:58 Quote
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but there should be some progress in pricing/performance between GPU generations, particularly when performance in many circumstances, hasn't moved that far.

I`m more of this mindset, the low temp and superb power consumption appears to be the biggest gain but popping premium prices because of this looks like cashing in on their early entry to the market.
Everything they do so far is inspiring me to wait till April.
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 09:04 Quote
doing a CF review? would be nice to put it up against a 5870>6870>7870 in CF (or the xx50 as well)

noticed the huge hole in pricing - £120 for the 7770 > £190 for a 7850 , can see them coming down a bit in pricng tbh once kepler is here
Baz 5th March 2012, 09:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mongoose132
You doing the 7850 too? Read Anandtechs but more is always better :3

7950 slightly delayed - will be up by end of the day hopefully.
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Originally Posted by Digi
Good to see a card with promise from team red!

PS: This 'no score' thing going to be the future for hardware then?

If it's not actually on sale, maybe. Got burnt by the HD 7870 3GB review and wrong pricing for the HD 7770 review; want to make sure when we pop the score on that it's right first time.
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
can only find it pre order on ebuyer for £190 (or £203) , cant see it elsewhere yet (at 9.43am)

HD 7870 pre-orders http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=7870&x=0&y=0 around £275
HD 7850 pre-orders http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=7850&x=0&y=0 around £200

cor, my guesstimate was right! Interestingly, the due date is 23rd of march though...
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 09:43 Quote
can only find it pre order on ebuyer for £190 (or £203) , cant see it elsewhere yet (at 9.43am)
damien c 5th March 2012, 09:46 Quote
Good card for the price and the temp and power usuage, but performs basically the same as my GTX 480 so I will stick with that for now.
Mentai 5th March 2012, 10:05 Quote
I'm loving the thermals and power usage of that, very tempting, but I hate a paper launch. If I'm going to impulse buy any components it's not going to be with unclear pricing and having to find a retailer that allows a pre-order. I'm going to lose all my hype by the time this comes out... which is almost definitely a good thing. Prices should come down when Nvidia puts out their cards, not to mention I'd love a Vapor-X model too.
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 10:09 Quote
Baz

theres still £80 between the 7770 and 7850 - either they will release something else or the price will come down
Hustler 5th March 2012, 10:19 Quote
AMD really have lost the plot with pricing on these 7xxx series cards.

If the 78xx cards really are just a replacement for the 69xx cards, then these should have been called the 7950 and 7970, that way the prices wouldn't look so ridiculous.

The current 79xx cards should have been given a different nomenclature, which would have at least given the impression of justifying the absurd prices that they are currently going for.

All i see in this round of card releases is a lack of competition, and we the consumer are the ones being right royally screwed.
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 10:27 Quote
APPLE is one reason with the issue with prices , they signed some pretty big contracts - which makes AMD and Nvidia having to fight over whats left.
Spuzzell 5th March 2012, 10:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
APPLE is one reason with the issue with prices , they signed some pretty big contracts - which makes AMD and Nvidia having to fight over whats left.

What? Ok, look. I'm filled with as much hatred for Apple as anyone, but seriously. What?
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 10:48 Quote
you are aware that apple went to TSMC and asked them to go apple exclusive for all there output on 28nm dont you?

tsmc said no, but still they signed a huge contract on 28nm - its one reason why prices are higher this time around
Woollster00 5th March 2012, 11:09 Quote
This card is amazing Amd is on fire.
Valinor 5th March 2012, 11:10 Quote
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Whipping a handful of screens from the backside of the card

These cards come with screens on the back? Awesome! (on page 2, 3rd paragraph, probably meant to say screws)

Nice review though - not that I'll be upgrading for another couple of years, still a nice card from the looks of things.
jakobfrimmel 5th March 2012, 11:40 Quote
uhhhh :) now this is the card i was expecting!!
rollo 5th March 2012, 11:42 Quote
Blaming apple for high graphics card prices is lol

Amd is setting there prices due to lack of competitor in the market

Wow at those temps though
Harlequin 5th March 2012, 11:47 Quote
xaser04 5th March 2012, 11:51 Quote
Hmm I have my eye on a custom cooled HD7850 for my wife's machine.

I wonder if I could justify the HD7870 which would quickly become a HD7950 (given the relatively small price gap).... :p

Need MOAR Eyefinity.
dr-strangelove 5th March 2012, 12:22 Quote
5,760 x 1,080 resolution??? Are you guys playing these games on cinema screens???

Also, great review
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