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Comment Thread for AMD HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review

SKYMTL

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With today’s release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850, AMD has achieved their goal of having a complete top to bottom desktop graphics card lineup based upon the new GCN architecture. These two new entries into the lineup are meant to effectively bridge the gap between the high end and entry level markets. With of $349 and $249 respectively, they could be exactly what gamers have been waiting for.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/52165-amd-radeon-hd-7870-hd-7850-review.html
 
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why am i still awake?! i know i can read this in the morning but damn am i impatient.
 

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damn i was hoping the 7850 would be a reasonable margin ahead of the 6870 but it aint and im not ready to spend 350 bucks on the 7870. so i guess ill live with my 6870 one more generation i guess not really complaining though. still if your coming from the 5xxx series these seem to be amazing considering the overclocks and the power consumption
 

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This changes a lot of things in my new build... o_o I wanted to actually get a 7950, but I think I'd be happy with one of these.. Now I must wait for Nvidia to release their hand.. And with new drivers the card can only get faster right?
 

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I'd really like to see a review that tests the 7870 in crossfire at 5760x1080. A comparison between two 7870s, two 7950s, and two 7970s would be very helpful.

Does BF3 need the extra GB of memory at 5760x1080? How much do settings need to be relaxed between the three combos to be smooth at that res?

I'm still using a single 5870 which has been a great card, but it is absolutely not powerful enough to run all three monitors in BF3...takes half an hour to get into the game, then gives a steady .01 FPS. :)

I knew adding the third monitor for eyefinity would start me down a slippery slope...now, help me figure out how much the ride is gonna cost. :)
 

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Great review. I actually sat down and read nearly the whole thing (I normally just read the game benchmarks, but actually skipped those and focused on what was under the hood).

Now, between the two would you say the 7870 was the better card in price per performance scenario (IE bang for the buck) or would you say the 7850. The 7850 seems it due to the cost right out of the bat, but seems to be that the 7870 had a lot more horsepower.
 

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