POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 7850
"Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 review also features Sapphire Radeon HD 5870. Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 uses the Pitcairn GPU at 860Mhz and has 2GB GDDR5 memory running at 4800Mhz. Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 1024 Shader Processors and DirectX 11.1. Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 uses the Cypress GPU at 850Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4800Mhz. Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 1600 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. We will be testing Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 and Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 using Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Dirt 3, Dragon Age II, Hard Reset, Shogun 2 and Elder Scrolls V Skyrim."
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 7850 FEATURES
"Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 series of graphics cards is based on the third family of GPU's from AMD built in its new 28nm process and featuring the highly acclaimed GCN graphics processing architecture. Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 GPU has an optimised internal structure sharing many of the features of the high performance HD 7900 series already released but with fewer Stream processors and a new high speed 256-bit memory interface to the latest DDR5 memory types. It is aimed at mainstream gamers looking for excellent performance."
AMD HD3D Technology
"Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software."
"Enjoy the benefits of the latest generation display interface, DisplayPort. With the ultra high HD resolution, the graphics card ensures that you are able to support the latest generation of LCD monitors."
PCI Express 3.0
"PCI-Express 3.0 delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU (GPU communication-up to 16GB/sec in each direction), maximizing the performance from your GPU when paired with the latest platforms."
28 nm GCN (Graphic Core Next) Architecture
"The new and 28nm GCN Architecture with more efficient process technology puts more transistors in less space, enabling a dramatic increase in Processing Power. Crank the settings, devastate your enemies and bear witness to absurdly high frame rates with AMD Radeon HD7000 series graphics card-DirectX 11 has never looked this good. Maximum setting and crazy performance shouldn't be a compromise. AMD Radeon HD7900 Series with the new 28 nm GCN Architecture assures that it's not."
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 7850