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AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2048 MB

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#26
People, on a second thought, wasn't the 6870 released at $240? WTF?
OH, NOW we are comparing from price points?¿, not naming scheme??
When 7770 came out at $160, it was the same the 5770 cost when released, good. even $30 more than 6770, fair enough.

BUT $110 more than 6870 release prices, seriously WTF?

This is hilarious, when: 7770 $160 why are everyone whinning?, its only 30$ more than the card it replaces!!!
Now IF 7870 is replacing 6870, why does it cost $110 more AT RELEASE?

Seriously even $300 would have been expensive, but understandable because of new tech and all that crap......
AMD is really triying to recover all the money that has been losing

Nvidia, your mission is make gk104 cost $299 and overtake HD7950, and hurry up damn it!!!(also make it consume the same as 7950 ;))

Benetanegia i need you here to say the opposite i do xD, although this time i don't think you antagonize as much.

AMD stop milking!!

This from hardOCP forum:
"350 bucks for the 7870? remember when the 6870 was technically just a replacement for the 5770? by that I mean it was slower than the 5870 and really was just a shuffling and moving of model numbers. so reality is this would be a 7770 based on the way their naming scheme was with the 5000 series. so now we have a mid range card that is about 120% faster than the 2.5 year old 5770 while costing 120% more than the 5770 originally launched at. 2.5 years later and we get exactly the SAME performance per dollar. anyway lets now look at the 6870 which launched at $240. well the 7870 costs 45% more while being about 45% faster. lol, again we are getting the SAME performance per dollar. all AMD seems to be doing is keeping things the same or in the case of the 7950/7970, charging even more for it. whatever happened to next gen cards giving more performance per dollar?"
 
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#27
What a great card. I always on green side and now I'm really surprised.
 
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#29
And if it beats this card by 5% and is consuming the electrical output of a small nation and costs $100 more you will probably still buy it and love yourself for it.

*Not directed at you, but that the hordes of Nvidiots who are frothing at the mouth with implied supposed rainbow out a unicorns ass results from a tweet from Nvidia Italy, who have dick all to do with anything from what I can see.


If I recall, the performance of the gk104 is, oh wait, all Nvidia is doing is throwing shit at the wall of Nvidia fanbois and seeing how much they liken it to roses.

Amazing review, and once we get some competition these cards will really be a great deal. But for now they are about $50 over what I, just me, think they should be priced at.
:laugh: i have a gtx480 (bought in 06/2010)
 
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#30
I don't buy a new GPU that often. Its too close to Kepler and I want to see what they can do before I lock myself in for a couple years. If they're a dud the HD 7850 looks like a perfect match for my hoary old Phenom II.
 
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#31
No suprise here. More or less you get same performance after more than one year and a new generation for the same bucks you paid for the 6000 series.

Only reason to buy these cards is upgrading from 6870/6850/GTX560/GTX460 or lower.
 
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#32
Crysis 2 results are very very weird...
Other reviews show that things are normal there with HD7950 being faster then the HD7870
 

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#33
Kepler will be noisy and power hungry, 7870 is a great card and 7850 is a champ of its class, well done AMD.
 
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#34
^Saying that will be like saying "Look i know what is going to happen, i know the future, screw NVIDIA, buy this"
 
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#35
awesome review - as allways

now - is it me or is there a huge hole in AMD prices? between the 7770 @ £120 and the 7850@ £190

and , will there be a review in CF? would be ncie to see how these compare to 5850/6850 etc in CF
 

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#36
Just look at that power consumption.
 
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#37
Not when it plainly rapes it with the overclock.


I see you can read, but you need work on comprehension and obviously implied results.




http://img.techpowerup.org/120305/lutherrcp.jpg




And if it beats this card by 5% and is consuming the electrical output of a small nation and costs $100 more you will probably still buy it and love yourself for it.


http://img.techpowerup.org/120305/callbullshit.jpg *Not directed at you, but that the hordes of Nvidiots who are frothing at the mouth with implied supposed rainbow out a unicorns ass results from a tweet from Nvidia Italy, who have dick all to do with anything from what I can see.


If I recall, the performance of the gk104 is, oh wait, all Nvidia is doing is throwing shit at the wall of Nvidia fanbois and seeing how much they liken it to roses.

Amazing review, and once we get some competition these cards will really be a great deal. But for now they are about $50 over what I, just me, think they should be priced at.
You don't choke while barking.


 

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#38
wizz are you sure you don't do any mistake in crysis benchmark ?? i mean how can HD 7870 faster than HD 7970 ???
 

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#39
wizz are you sure you don't do any mistake in crysis benchmark ?? i mean how can HD 7870 faster than HD 7970 ???
old driver vs. new i guess
 
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#40
In other reviews I've seen 6950 performs 1-2% slower than 7850. I see no reason to upgrade if you have 6950 or 6970.
 
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#42
Great review but I was wondering how much more you can overclock them with more voltage?

Maybe you can add that chart in when you do your retail samples.
 
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#44
Thats it as soon as 7850's hit with better non stock coolers im getting one, i only use one monitor at 1920x1080 and thats looks the perfect card to replace my zotac 460 gtx.
 
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#45
The performance of a 6950 with the power consumption of a 6850? That's pretty good. Wish the price was bit lower, but oh well.
 

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#47
20% overclock on the 349$ HD7870 and it beats the 499$ HD7970.

Nuff Said. A sapphire TOXIC or ATOMIC version of HD7870 @ 399$ should become the king card!
 
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When it's OC'd and pulling 7950 performance is the power consumption still lower than a 7950s?
 
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#49
Im thinking i should start saving now for a7850 :D its gonna take me awhile :p Great review tho W1z, was waiting for these to come out to see how much of an improvement over my 6870 the HD7800's would be.
 
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#50
AMD really does not believe that nvidia will release their new card at 299 do they?... i do not believe nvidia will... (of course semi-accurate is my source for the 299 price... grain-of-salt-thing)
so the price of the new nvidia card is going to be at least 350.. more like 450...