Radeon HD 7850
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Release Period- 19-Mar-2012
Radeon HD 7850 Review

Radeon HD 7850 is a high-end GPU based on 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn Core (Pro variant) and therefore offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked at 860MHz while the memory clock operates at 1200MHZ.
It offers great performance, almost on level with previously acclaimed Radeon HD 6970. Therefore, most demanding games are playable at the highest settings with fluent frame rates, using a 1080p resolution.
Radeon HD 7850 was elected the best GPU of 2012 by the GD community, thanks to its accessible price and outstanding performance.


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Radeon HD 7850 Performance Specification
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860 MHz
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
2048 MB
1200 MHz
256 Bit
GDDR5
153.6GB/sec
512KB
28nm
64
55 GTexel/s
32
28 GPixel/s
1024
DX 12.0
5.0
4.4
4096x2160
130 Watts
500 Watt & 20 Amps
2x 6-pin

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Can i switch to this video card with no problems? i got 400W psu
i usually play games ,no editing/rendering.

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If your PSU has a 6pin PCIe connector :)
Your CPU might be a bit weakish though :/
Probs it'll still work fine though.

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Ah ,just learised that the card im buying is 6950,and it needs 2x6 pins,well i gotta buy a new psu now,any suggestions for psu? VERY CHEAP

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Don't get too cheap, then the quality gets . Antecs usually provide good quality, and otherwise cheap Corsair or Cooler Master (B series v2) units are also okay.

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Thanks for the answer, which cpu would be the best for my pc?
My motherboard - FM2A55M-VG3+
Im not going to buy another one,as im just a student.

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Well, the 760K is the best CPU for that board but not worth the upgrade. So just keep your 740 :)

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Alright,big thanks again,saved me a lot of money,btw i'll get that 7850 for 30 euro :O very cheap

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I just got in 3 computers with a Q6700, Tested them with 2GB HD 7850 it uses 100% but the CPU uses around 60-70%, so what graphics card can i get that's better but wont get bottleneck-ed much by the CPU?


I thought-R9 270x?/GTX 760?

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Is HD 7850 the same as R9 270?

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R9 270 is 20% proportionately better in performance, according to GD ;)

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OK…but I don't believe in all GD comparisons, it isn't always according to the real performance.

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i think R9 270 is HD 7870 with underclocking, they have similar TMUs and SPU

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You can compare both cards to see the differences more specified too ;)
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1864&gid2=1367&compare=radeon-r9-270-vs-radeon-hd-7850-club3d-royalace-edition
Here it says that there is 14% differ ;)

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Will it bottleneck with my cpu?

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Yep, unfortunately it will bottleneck a lot. I have previous experience with a better cpu than yours. It was a big bottleneck.

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so this card would be a better alternative to mine?

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GD says it's not different at all from mine and mines a 7850. I honestly suggest going nvidia, they always run better and cooler than AMD. [compared mine with an Nvidia 550Ti 1GB DDR5 and Nvidia outperformed my AMD card]

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Will this work with my laptop or will it work as egpu or something like that?

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according to the info here it says that it is not to be used in laptops so unless you have a graphics amplifier you are out of luck :/

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What is amplifier? If I can buy it I will

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it is basically a large external contraption you can buy that you connect to your computer, this uses the graphics card and allows you to play more graphically intensive games. (GPU not included) Look at the alienware website for more info

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BUt my laptop is not alienware!
They only support alienware 13!

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ah i found something, you can use a PCI-e x16 to x1 adaptor, which enables you to plug an external graphics card into a laptop's ExpressCard slot. however this is quite rare to find, and you will need to use a psu for higher end cards.

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this however will not work unless you have a good enough processor, and you need a 64-bit install of windows. it may come with problems otherwise as well

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Nah I smashed laptop so yea I am saving money for new onE!

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all that work for nothing…
P.s buy a desktop, more upgrades…

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My new gpu :) love it man can i attach this i have 4 gb ram

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Yes, its good to have more than 4GB of memory if you use 64bit win

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Is this bottlenecking my CPU? Do I need to change my CPU or upgrade my RAM?

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No and no …and no :-D

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My Second GPU dropped to 9 star rating :| ,.

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Is this bottleneck with my current cpu? should i move from my gpu to the hd 7850? im going to play in 1600 x 900

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Look at your GPU usage in game, try different games also. I don't think the 650 ti is at bottleneck but the 7850 will be since I had a 955 CPU and a 560. The 560 is slightly under the 7850 and I had a huge CPU bottleneck.

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