Comment Thread for AMD HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review
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March 5, 2012, 01:15 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
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I give kudo to AMD, they are not striving to make the absolute fastest card out there(can tell by the transistor budget and the shaders as an example) they seem to be more content on driving performance up, but knocking power, and temperatures down, while also driving visual quality up.
The $ is a touch high, but then again, there is no "real" direct competition to the 7800 and 7900 series cards right now, I am 100% positive, when Nvidia releases Kepler and it performs the way Nvidia has been stating, I am very much sure the prices will drop accordingly.
Kudos to AMD for releasing these as fast as they could with the performance they did, it bode well for being a VERY good $ once thier competition releases, hey, at least thier numbering goes back to what it should have.
i.e 6870 was not faster then 5870, but 7870 is faster then 6870 by quite a bit, and costs more for now) which makes sence :)
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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