AMD Launches 7800 series
AMD is keeping itself busy at the moment. Not content with the recent release of the high-end 7900 series and the budget-focused 7700s, today it’s squeezed a pair of 7800 cards out of its ripe manufacturing factory. The Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 are aimed at the performance market, but don’t quite boast the kind of price tags that will make your other half think you’ve lost your mind.
These new GPUs utilise AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, are produced using a 28nm production processor and offer up AMD’s rather excellent ZeroCore Power technology – which reduced power consumption significantly when you don’t need cutting-edge polygon pushing. Both cards boast 2GB of GDDR5 memory, offer up support for AMD Eyefinity 2.0 and can be paired up in CrossFire. Prices start from £190 for the Radeon HD 7850 (we’re still waiting for pricing on the 7870).
You can find out what Dave thinks of the 7850 here and the 7870 here.
on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm under News.
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