AMD Radeon HD 7850 And HD 7870 Reviews Show That They Are Faster, Quieter, Cooler Than Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti And GTX 570
AMD has ousted a couple of more graphics card which have been met with mixed feelings. The names of the two cards are AMD Radeon HD 7850 and Radeon HD 7870. The latter’s price tag stands at $349, while the former’s price stands at $249 being targeted at mainstream gamers.
The AMD Radeon HD 7870 is aimed at higher-end gamers who don’t have enough money to purchase a GPU from the 7900 series, while the 7850 is destined for mainstream gamers who are looking to replace their Nvidia GTX 560Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6850.
Most tech experts who reviewed the graphics cards said that AMD’s pair is better than the Nvidia GTX 570 and GTX 560Ti because they are slightly faster, quieter, cooler, and more environmentally friendly as they don’t require too much power.
Even though Nvidia’s graphics cards are cheaper, the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and Radeon HD 7870 are 10% faster in Battlefield 3 therefore they are the better options. Nvidia’s duo may be cheaper, however, AMD’s new GPUs are delivering more FPS/dollar power which is pretty impressive.
PC Perspective was impressed by the fact that AMD’s 7850 and 7870 are dominating Nvidia’s GPUs in performances even though they are using about 56 fewer watts. TechSpot’s conclusion says that gamers cannot buy a better $250 mainstream card than the AMD Radeon HD 7850, while the AMD Radeon HD 7870 is capable of excellent performances and overclocking support which will get you very close to the HD 7900 series.
On the other hand, HotHardware was more impressed by the low noise levels of both GPUs, but it admitted that it would have expected a lot more power than the one available in the previous generations. According to HorHardware, the 7850 and 7870 are only 3 percent better than Nvidia’s GPUs therefore most gamers will decide to wait for far better performances than these.
Both GPUs have 2GB of GDDR5 RAM and they’re already available worldwide from various AMD hardware partners including ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, Club 3D, and others.
Well, what do you think? Are you going to upgrade to these new GPUs or are you going to wait?