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AMD Radeon HD 7870 & 7850 Launch Review - PAGE 6

- Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 Like Share






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harbin Mar 10, 12
quote ashantiqua
kinda sad performance relative to the gtx580.

new gen should succeed it by a healthy margin.
TBH I would've kinda expected that though, considering the 7850 and 7870 are the lower end of the higher spec gaming cards. I was surprised to see the 7950 and 7970 beat by 580 though.

I have noticed though that 7950s are getting cheaper in the UK, This one is £313, which was the same price my brother paid two month ago for a 6970.

Not quite sure on the reliability of the benchmarks, but the HD7770 has a lower score than the 6700.
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ashantiqua Mar 10, 12
kinda sad performance relative to the gtx580.

new gen should succeed it by a healthy margin.
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MasterCheat Mar 5, 12
I've been waiting for these cards to release since last year, and I must say looking at the benchmarks its like having christmas and your birthday rolled up into one. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these, but it will cause me some sadness to part with my 6850.
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BlackLabel Mar 5, 12
Very nice review the card seems pretty good for the money. I have every faith that once Nvidia announces/releases rival cards AMD are in the position to lower these prices in accordance to current gen prices, so overall it doesn't seem too pricey although I can't blame AMD for taking advantage of early adopters while waiting for an Nvidia rival to hit..

I gotta admit I wasn't expecting the 7870 to be that powerful. I know typically the new mid-range card replaces the previous high end card, but normally it's a like for like swap. I was surprised when most tests put the 7870 between 14 and 20% faster than the 6970. That was a pleasant surprise.. I may have to do a little saving and get one of these though I am still cautious of what Nvidia are planning. I really don't wanna jump in and get a new HD 7series card only for Nvidia to release new cards that on all levels just destroy it. I guess as hard as it will be to wait I'll have to be patient..
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