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Codename “Pitcairn”: AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and HD 7850 Graphics Cards

Started by: amythompson172 | Date 04/04/12 08:43:20 AM
Comments: 7 | Last Comment:  02/07/14 03:13:51 AM

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Ohhh, such beautiful and cheap cards!
2 2 [Posted by: amythompson172  | Date: 04/04/12 08:43:20 AM]
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$350 is now cheap, while GTX570 remains and is cheaper and better overall.

It's amazing what the river Nile can do.
0 0 [Posted by: SiliconDoc  | Date: 06/08/12 03:54:15 PM]

Not sure why you got thumbed down, but you are absolutely right. These are really great video cards. I own a HD7850 and cannot be happier with my decision. When I set my dual-fans to 50%, it is no hotter than 59C at load. Coming from 8800GT that idles at 61C, this is simply amazing.

I hope NVidia will drive down the price, although they are unlikely to price any lower at launch for cards in this performance range, so I don't see a point of waiting. Until then, these are hard to beat. An alternative to these cards is HD6870 running for $150-$160 now, although they run quite a bit hotter, too.

And I love XBitLabs' performance summary charts.
1 0 [Posted by: gamoniac  | Date: 04/05/12 10:24:02 AM]

I'm just glad the reviewing amd fan has declared the new 7870 card Pure Perfection.

Yes, absolute perfection, see it in the saphhire review, a perfect product, bar none. None could say a bias exists with a straight face.

I hope he enjoys this years 2 week amd sponsored island vacation in the Caribbean so that the 300+ journalists may explore industry developments. Please take the required number of jimmy hats and hangover cures, as it had better be worth it.
0 0 [Posted by: SiliconDoc  | Date: 06/08/12 03:57:52 PM]


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