AMD Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/04/2012 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
DX11: Anno 2070
It's 2070 and the world has changed. The seas rising level has harmed the coastal cities and climate change has made large stretches of land inhospitable. In Anno 2070 the game offers a new world full of challenges, where you will need to master resources, diplomacy and trade in the most comprehensive economic management system seen yet in the Anno series.
This particular test has the following enabled:
- Very high Quality mode
- in-game AA enabled
- in-game AF enabled
Our scores are average framerates so you need to take in mind a margin for lower FPS at all times. As such we say 40 FPS for this game should be your minimum.
The Anno series remains very strong for the entire Radeon HD 7000 series, both the R7850 and R7870 show excellent performance with the R7850 at GeForce GTX 570 level and the R7870 passing the GeForce GTX 580.
We review the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and 7870. These two new mid-range cards are going to shift the dynamics in the graphics arena alright, as the entire package including performance is really impressive for the 7800 series. A product series that is to replace the 6800-series performance-wise, it is based on AMD's 28nm process and of course the latest Graphics Core Next GPU architecture.
AMD Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 review
It's now February 2012 and AMD thinks they have a new '5770' in their hands. The codename is 'Cape Verde' for the GPU, and the graphics cards deriving from them are the Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 One GHz edition. This is not a refresh it is a completely new GPU based on the same technology that powers the R7900 series, the GCN architecture. Head on over to the next page where we'll meet and greet Cape Verde, aka Radeon HD series 7700.
AMD Radeon HD 7970 review
We review the Radeon HD 7970. Injected in the 499 EUR / 549 USD price tag bracket the product will have to compete directly with the equally expensive GeForce GTX 580, it will actually be a decent notch better then that IMHO. The results that you'll witness today will not dishearten. Where it matters (the latest and newer games) the Radeon HD 7970 will be a good 20%, 30% sometimes even 40% faster then the competition, and in the world of enthusiast graphics performance that's what we call, a product with a little extra booty.