titleYesterday we took a look at the XFX R7870 Black Edition OC and really liked it. It seemed to fall into a nice sweet spot between price and performance. Today we are going to take a look at what looks to be the same card but bring the R7850 not the R7870, there are a few key differences. There are major differences in both power usage and compute performance between the two cards. I am really curious how this will translate to the performance and ultimately the price/performance that make the R7870 an idea card to pick up.  Will the R7850 be an even better deal or a card to pass on?

Product Name: XFX R7850 Black Edition OC

Review Sample Provided by: XFX

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


AMD HD 7870 and HD 7850 Reference Specifications

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Specifications

Processor & Bus

Chipset version

ATI Radeon HD 7850

GPU Clock

975 MHz

Memory

Memory Bus

256 bit

Memory Clock

5.0 GHz

Memory Size

2 GB

Memory Type

DDR5

Feature Technologies

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Y

AMD HD3D Technology

Y

AMD - CrossFire ready

Y

Display Output

HDMI Ready

1.4a

Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG)

2048 x 1536

Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL)

2560 x 1600

Output - DL-DVI-I

1

Output - HDMI

1

Output - mini DP

2

Output - SL-DVI-D

1

Dual link Support

Y

Display Port ready

1.2

Physical

Card Dimension (cm)

24.1 x 11.12 x 3.81

Card Dimension (inch)

9.5 x 4.4 x 1.5

Card Profile

Dual

Package Dimensions (cm)

32.1 x 16 x 9.8

Package Dimensions (inch)

12.6 x 6.3 x 3.9

Package Weight (lb)

2.76 est.

Thermal Solution

7PXT DD

Thermal Type

Dual slot

Includes

Promotional Bundles:PSU Cross Marketing Insert

Quick Installation Guide:1

XFX Serial Number Door Hanger :1

XFX BE badge:1

Installation CD with Multi-Language User Guide:1

Cross Fire Bridge:1

Driver CD Installation Guide:1

Requirements

External Power - 6-Pins:2

Minimum Power Supply Requirement:500 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply:XFX 650W PSU


Posted: 2 years 3 weeks ago by garfi3ld#24064
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No one wants to send out the reference designs because all of the company's sell them. XFX always sends out their best version to us.


But yeah, its funny when you look at the graphs with all of the Black Editions
Posted: 2 years 3 weeks ago by Myndmelt#24061
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Whyz it alwayz gottda be da "black" edition?
Posted: 2 years 3 weeks ago by garfi3ld#24060
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XFX R7850 Black Edition Overclocked Double Dissipation for your pre LAN enjoyment

 

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