PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 SCS3 review -
Okay, pictures first. On this page you can see the PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB SCS3 edition, a graphics card with 1GB graphics memory, not exactly huge.
Included with all cards will be a manual a demo and driver CD, power converters and monitor connector converters to get your multi-monitor freak on. Thye cooler immediately pops out alright, but that's mainly due to the red PCB. Seriously guys, come on .. who still uses red PCBs these days ?
We seThe close to 3 billion-transistor 28nm Pitcairn based core is tied to a massive 1 GB memory. This PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 card is clocked at a 860 MHz core frequency and the GDDR5 memory runs at 1200 MHz / 4.8 Gbps (effective data rate as GDDR5 has a quad data-rate, so effectively that quadruples that number), the memory bus is 256-bit. You can spot the passive cooler, the cooler itself is actually quite impressive in the sense of temperatures versus very low noise levels.
Remember this though, passive never is 100% passive as you will need a bity of airflow inside the PC chassis that moves away hot air. We'll look into cooling and temps in a tidbit. Here we can see the backside, the cards will fit pretty much any chassis. It's a custom design PCB all red.
We test and review the PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 SCS3 today. This stock clocked Radeon HD 7850 is cooled passively, meaning it has no fans tool it down. That also means it's rather silent as it does not make any noise. But what about temperatures then you must be wondering ?
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