Friday, September 7th 2012

Gigabyte Releasing a Radeon HD 7850 with 1 GB of Memory

Going for the opposite of overkill (should be underkill right?) when it comes to VRAM, Gigabyte Technology has decided on rolling out a customized, overclocked Radeon HD 7850 card that has half the memory amount found even on stock models - 1 GB. Gigabyte's memory-light card is codenamed GV-R785OC-1GD and it features an Ultra Durable 2 design (Ferrite Core Chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET, Lower ESR Solid Capacitors), a WindForce 2X cooler with two fans and two copper heatpipes, a blue PCB, a GPU clocked at 900 MHz (860 MHz stock), a 256-bit memory interface, a VRAM frequency of 4800 MHz, one DVI port, a gold-plated HDMI out and two mini DisplayPort connectors.

The GV-R785OC-1GD is currently up for pre-order @ €264.71.
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26 Comments on Gigabyte Releasing a Radeon HD 7850 with 1 GB of Memory

the pricing is right! (in reality)

the price given in the article makes completely no sense. gigabytes 7850 1gb retails in the netherlands for 170€. you can even get a sapphire 7850 1gb for 162€. so the pricing of the 1gb 7850's is alright to my liking. I don't see anyone paying a 100€ extra for their ultra durable thing and all that solid caps stuff. I believe the market will bring them back to earth - this card should be in the 170-180€ range, otherwise everybody will go for the 190€ 2gb version.
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