AMD Unleashes the Radeon HD7800 Pitcairn Series Graphics Cards

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AMD has today launched its latest 28nm GCN based products – The Radeon HD7800 Series GPU’s which feature the Pitcairn core used in the HD7870 and HD7850 GPU’s. The HD7800 are the last of the Southern Island lineup to feature the Graphics Core Next Architecture and provide a sweet spot for HardCore gamers.

The HD7870 is equipped with the Pitcairn XT Core featuring 1280 GCN stream processors, 80 (TMUs), 32ROP’s and a 256-bit wide 2GB GDDR5 memory. The HD7870 is labelled as Ghz Edition which makes it the second card in  HD7000 Series lineup to feature a core clock of 1000Mhz, Memory runs at 1200Mhz (4.8Ghz Effective Quad Data Rate).

AMD Radeon HD 7870

  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • Code Name: Pitcairn XT
  • 2GB GDDR5 Memory Buffer
  • Release Date: 19th March 2012
  • TDP: 175W
  • Price: 349 $

The HD7850 features the Pitcairn Pro packing 1024 stream processors, 64 TMUs, 32 ROP’s and the same memory specs as HD7870. The Core clock is maintained at 860Mhz, Memory runs at 1200Mhz (4.8Ghz Effective).

AMD Radeon HD 7850

  • 1024 Stream Processors
  • Code Name: Pitcairn Pro
  • 2GB GDDR5 Frame Buffer
  • Release Date: 19th March 2012
  • TDP: 130W
  • Price: 249 $

The Radeon HD7870 would be available for $349 and would compete against GeForce GTX570, The Radeon HD7850 would be available for $249 and provide competitive performance against GeForce GTX560Ti. Retail availability of the cards is expected on 19th March 2012.

You can check out Reviews from various tech sites below:

  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ TechPowerUp
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ Anandtech
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ TechSpot
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ Vr-zone
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ Hexus
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ HardOCP
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ Computerbase
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ PCPerspective 
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review @ Guru3d
  • AMD Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 Review  @ Tweak Town
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