Video Teaser: Radeon HD 7800 Series Remains A Solid Value

We first looked at AMD's Radeon HD 7800-series cards a little more than two months ago in AMD Radeon HD 7870 And 7850 Review: Pitcairn Gets Benchmarked. At the time, we had some issues with the Radeon HD 7850 sample sent to us by AMD. Our German office had a problem with their card, too. We were bullish on the performance AMD brought to the table, though. It was only a shame the company wasn't quite ready to start selling the cards.

Now it's time to revisit that situation. Shortly after our preview, we diagnosed an incompatibility between that early sample and our X79-based test platform. All's well, and we're seeing the speed/stability we were expecting on a new build.

Today, there are plenty of Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 boards available. Although the 7870's MSRP is in the $350 range, cards are selling for as low as $330, boldly standing up to much more expensive GeForce GTX 580s. The 7850 is supposed to be a $250 product, but we've seen certain models at $240, and those easily go up against $300 GeForce GTX 570s.

Kudos to AMD for making its Radeon HD 7800 family available and offering fast mid-range boards loaded with value to gamers on a budget.

  • phamhlam
    A beautiful girl to represent a beautiful card.
  • Are her hands glued to her hips?
  • manu 11
    me gusta
  • hands on hips make you sound more authoritative. That's why cops use it.
  • Onikage
    Thats Right got recently an MSI 7870 Twin Froz 3 outstanding value for money ! with just a small overcklock this thing beats gtx580 hands down, and manages to get just a little in front of 7950!!!
  • LeetSpeak
    She just convinced me to buy the 7850 instead of waiting for the 660 Ti.
  • americanherosandwich
    Beats looking at a geeky guy with a pot belly. ;)
  • -Jackson
    americanherosandwichBeats looking at a geeky guy with a pot belly.That's besides the's about the hardware, not the person talking about it. :lol:
  • slicedtoad
    heh, I like how these videos always spawn the same conversation.

    That said, the 680 isn't very available and the 79xx series has had it's price lowered. The start of this video feels like it should take place a month or two ago.
  • _zxzxzx_
    Great job on hiring a nice presenter Tom's Hardware! :D