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Why hasn't TH reviewed the HD 7850 1GB yet???

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October 18, 2012 2:53:12 PM

"Best PCIe Card For ~$170: Tie.... GTX 560 HD 6870"

I'm sorry TH, Imma let you finish, but the HD 7850 1GB is right now the best offer at that price point (170US in newegg, even 165 with free shipping for a HIS version of this card), it mops the floor with those cards, it's one of the best graphics cards for the money right now..

How come you haven't reviewed that card yet???? I know it an unnoficial card (just like the devil13 "7990") but it's one of the best cards at the moment.

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October 18, 2012 3:09:48 PM

You are looking at the September edition of BGCftM, it's dated Sept 10th. Back then those were the prices and the 7850 1gb wasn't available (to my knowledge anyway). So when BGCftM comes out soon in the October edition you can cross your fingers and maybe the 7850 1gb will be included.

As far as an independent review of it, it's just not necessary since its just a 7850 with 1gb of vram. So, like any card with 1gb of ram, there's a possibility you'll run into a vram bottleneck depending on the game and settings used. It's a great deal, but I've also seen the 2gb edition going for just a few extra beans more.
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October 18, 2012 3:31:48 PM

larkspur said:
You are looking at the September edition of BGCftM, it's dated Sept 10th. Back then those were the prices and the 7850 1gb wasn't available (to my knowledge anyway). So when BGCftM comes out soon in the October edition you can cross your fingers and maybe the 7850 1gb will be included.

As far as an independent review of it, it's just not necessary since its just a 7850 with 1gb of vram. So, like any card with 1gb of ram, there's a possibility you'll run into a vram bottleneck depending on the game and settings used. It's a great deal, but I've also seen the 2gb edition going for just a few extra beans more.



I think it is necessary, some people (like miself) have a very tight budget and 30USD could make the difference.

AND..., remember the HD 6950 1GB version?
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October 18, 2012 4:02:48 PM

Here is the Pitcairn review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

In just about all of those game benchmarks they tested at 1920x1080 with medium/high settings. Then they tested at 2560x1440 with ultra settings used.

Generally-speaking at 1920x1080 or lower with medium settings a 7850 1gb will perform identically to a 7850 2gb. When you increase the resolution and/or settings (especially AA and textures) in demanding games you will see the 1gb card hit a vram bottleneck (You can see that by looking at the 6950 1gb in the above review - it keeps up with the 6970 2gb until 2560x1440 Ultra where it totally hits the deck while the 6970 2gb keeps chugging). That's the difference between the 7850 1gb and the 7850 2gb. If you want higher settings or if you plan to XFire later, then get the 2gb card. Personally I think the price difference is worth the peace-of-mind you have when you aren't worried about a vram bottleneck. But if you plan to play on a lower-res screen or don't care much about AA or higher texture res, then the 1gb card is fine.
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October 18, 2012 4:17:18 PM

julianbautista87 said:
I think it is necessary, some people (like miself) have a very tight budget and 30USD could make the difference.

AND..., remember the HD 6950 1GB version?

Just wait a few days and the October version of the article will come out and shower praise on the 1GB Radeon HD 7850.
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October 25, 2012 1:53:48 AM

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