HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition

Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 29.05.2012
Manufacturer: HIS
Product Group: Graphics cards
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  • Processor: Intel i7 870 (@4022 MHz)
  • Motherboard: MSI P55-GD80
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2 GB DDR3 2000 CL9
  • Storage: Samsung 830-series 256 GB
  • Power supply: Xigmatek NRP-HC1201
  • Case: Open air test bench

The test were ran using the same test setup and -methodology as earlier. For comparison we had a bunch of older AMD-cards and crossfire-setups, as well as the Gainward GTX 560 Phantom we've reviewed earlier and Gainward GTX 680 Phantom we're about to review very soon!




HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition -

First up the 3Dmark11 and the Pitcairns are off to an impressive start with the HD 7870 beating the last generation top dog - HD 6970. Actually also the HD 7850 scores better in the performance-preset, but in extreme it's a bit slower than the HD 6970.

Overclocking the HD 7850 improves its score by 13% and the HD 7870's by 12%. It's also impressive to notice how the overclocked HD 7870 actually scores better in the Performance-test than the last-generation HD 6870 Crossfire-setup!




HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition -

In 3Dmark Vantage it's the same result with the cards flanking the HD 6970.


HWbot Heaven


HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition -

And in the HWbot the same theme continues. The HD 7850 wedges ahead of the GTX 560 by 10%, HD 6870 by 15,5% and HD 6850 by a massive 42,5%. Still, the most impressive thing for me is how both cards, when overclocked, win the HD 6970.

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