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AMD Radeon HD 7850

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Image AMD Pitcairn Image
The Radeon HD 7850 is a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in March 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Pitcairn graphics processor, in its Pitcairn PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. The Pitcairn graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 212 mm² and 2,800 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, which uses the same GPU but has all 1280 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon HD 7850 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1024 shading units, 64 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 860 MHz, memory is running at 1200 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 7850 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 7850 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 130 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7850 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 249 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Pitcairn
GPU Variant: Pitcairn PRO
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,800 million
Die Size: 212 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 5th, 2012
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 249 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 860 MHz
Memory Clock: 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 154 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1024
TMUs: 64
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 16
Pixel Rate: 27.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 55.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 1,761 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 8.28 inches
210 mm
TDP: 130 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.2
OpenGL: 4.4
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Reviews

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AFOX HD 7850 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.5 inches, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort 1x mini-DisplayPort
AFOX HD 7850 Low Profile 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9 inches, Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS Dragon HD 7850 DirectCU II OC 1 GB 910 MHz 1250 MHz 1024 MB, 10.63 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS Dragon HD 7850 DirectCU II OC 2 GB 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 10.47 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II 870 MHz 1210 MHz 10.2 inches
ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II TOP 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 10.2 inches
ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II TOP V2 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 10.47 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II V2 860 MHz 1200 MHz 10.4 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7850 860 MHz 1200 MHz
Club 3D HD 7850 royalAce 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 10.55 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7850 royalKing 1 GB 910 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7850 royalKing 2 GB 910 MHz 1200 MHz 7.8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7850 royalQueen 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7850 royalQueen 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 7.8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ColorFire HD 7850 PRO X6 860 MHz 1200 MHz 6x mini-DisplayPort
ColorFire HD 7850 XStorm 860 MHz 1200 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ColorFire i-Cafe HD 7850 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ColorFire i-Cafe HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Dataland HD 7850 Dual Cool 1 GB 910 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Dataland HD 7850 Dual Cool 2 GB 910 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Diamond HD 7850 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8 inches
Diamond HD 7850 V2 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.7 inches
GIGABYTE HD 7850 WindForce 2X 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.49 inches
GIGABYTE HD 7850 WindForce 2X 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9.49 inches
GIGABYTE HD 7850 WindForce 2X OC 1 GB 900 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.49 inches
GIGABYTE HD 7850 WindForce 2X OC 2 GB 975 MHz 1200 MHz 9.49 inches
HIS HD 7850 Fan 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.055 inches
HIS HD 7850 Fan 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9.055 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 11.69 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ Turbo X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.69 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ X 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.25 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ X 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9.25 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 9.25 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ X Turbo 2 GB 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 9.25 inches
HIS HD 7850 IceQ X Turbo X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 9.25 inches
HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ 860 MHz 1200 MHz 4096 MB, 11.7 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 4096 MB, 11.7 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ X² 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.82 inches
HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ X² Turbo 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.82 inches
M-ONE HD 7850 Skyrocket 900 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
MAXSUN HD 7850 Big Mac X2 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
MAXSUN HD 7850 Jumbo 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
MSI HD 7850 Hawk 980 MHz 1200 MHz 8.268 inches
MSI HD 7850 OC 1 GB 900 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.952 inches
MSI HD 7850 OC 2 GB 900 MHz 1200 MHz 7.952 inches
MSI HD 7850 Power Edition OC 950 MHz 1200 MHz 8.268 inches
MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC 900 MHz 1200 MHz 8.877 inches
PowerColor HD 7850 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 8.11 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.11 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7850 Fling Force 910 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7850 V2 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7850 1000 MHz 1225 MHz 9.055 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X OC 2 GB 920 MHz 1250 MHz 8.15 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7850 Eyefinity 2.0 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.267 inches
Sapphire HD 7850 Net Bar 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2 GB 920 MHz 1250 MHz 8.27 inches
Sapphire HD 7850 OC Eyefinity 2.0 1 GB 900 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 8.15 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7850 Overseas Edition 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x HDMI
VisionTek HD 7850 860 MHz 1200 MHz
VisionTek HD 7850 OC Edition 1000 MHz 1225 MHz
VTX3D HD 7850 VChamp 1000 MHz 1225 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7850 X-Edition 1 GB 1000 MHz 1225 MHz 1024 MB, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7850 X-Edition 2 GB 1000 MHz 1225 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7850 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9.5 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7850 Black Edition 975 MHz 1250 MHz 9.5 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX FX 7850 Monster 860 MHz 1200 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7850 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7850 1 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 1024 MB, 7.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 7.8 inches
XFX HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 9.5 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7850 2 GB 860 MHz 1200 MHz 7.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7850 Black Edition 975 MHz 1250 MHz 9.5 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Yeston HD 7850 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.66 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Zalman HD 7850 GV1000-Cu 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.35 inches
Zalman HD 7850 VF1500 860 MHz 1200 MHz 8.86 inches