Club3D HD 7850 Royal Queen 1 GB

Club3D HD 7850 Royal Queen 1 GB

Packaging & Contents »

Introduction



Not long ago, AMD released the HD 7800 Series, based on the company's Pitcairn silicon which uses the GCN shader architecture on a 28 nm process. HD 7850 provides great midrange capabilities beating the Radeon HD 6950 and the NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti.



Club3D has chosen a special memory configuration for its HD 7850 Royal Queen. Unlike the 2 GB found on the reference design and on most other HD 7850 cards, the Royal Queen uses just 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. This lets Club3D price its card at only $195, $35 cheaper than the reference design. At this point you are probably exclaiming, "1 GB! That'll never be enough for the latest titles at higher resolutions". Our testing will conclusively show whether this card has any chance of competing with offers in its market segment or whether it's just a big pile of fail.

HD 7850 Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 6870
GeForce
GTX 560
GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
Radeon
HD 6950
GeForce
GTX 570
Radeon
HD 6970
Radeon
HD 7850
Club3D HD
7850 RoyalQueen
Radeon
HD 7870
GeForce
GTX 580
Radeon
HD 7950
GeForce
GTX 670
Shader Units11203363841408480153610241024128051217921344
ROPs323232324032323232483232
Graphics ProcessorBartsGF114GF114CaymanGF110CaymanPitcairnPitcairnPitcairnGF110TahitiGK104
Transistors1700M1950M1950M2640M3000M2640M2800M2800M2800M3000M4310M3500M
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB2048 MB1280 MB2048 MB2048 MB1024 MB2048 MB1536 MB3072 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit320 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit256 bit
Core Clock900 MHz810 MHz823 MHz800 MHz732 MHz880 MHz860 MHz860 MHz1000 MHz772 MHz800 MHz915 MHz+
Memory Clock1050 MHz1002 MHz1002 MHz1250 MHz950 MHz1375 MHz1200 MHz1200 MHz1200 MHz1002 MHz1250 MHz1502 MHz
Price$160$170$210$240$250$340$230$195$290$430$340$400
Page:
Next Page »Packaging & Contents