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Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 And Unigine Heaven

AMD Radeon HD 7870 And 7850 Review: Pitcairn Gets Benchmarked
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3DMark suggests that the Radeon HD 7870 approaches GeForce GTX 580-class performance, while the Radeon HD 7850 is in the same league as AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 570. If those observations carried through all of our tests, we’d be delighted. A £260 Radeon HD 7870 would effectively undercut its competition by £100.

The Radeon HD 7850 would also be attractive at £185, about £80 less than a Radeon HD 6970 or GeForce GTX 570. Of course, we won’t know where street prices fall until AMD makes these cards available, purportedly in a couple of weeks.

The results in Unigine are similar to 3DMark 11.

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    jamesedgeuk2000 , 5 March 2012 16:31
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    The Radeon HD 7800s don’t do particularly well in World of Warcraft, finishing behind their respective predecessors, albeit just slightly. More importantly, they succumb to the comparable GeForce cards they’ve been matching pace with up until now.


    WoW favours Nvidia hardware over ATi, its always been this way.
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    HEXiT , 5 March 2012 22:10
    still no absolute reason to change from my 5870... come on amd thats 2 generations of cards and neither have given a significant enough increase to warrant a replacement.
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    Tab54o , 5 March 2012 23:27
    jamesedgeuk2000WoW favours Nvidia hardware over ATi, its always been this way.


    Yeah but the question is why would anyone be buyng one of these cards to play Wow in the first place?
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    wild9 , 6 March 2012 18:18
    fufussMore importantly, they succumb to the comparable GeForce cards they’ve been matching pace with up until now.

    That's the problem with annoying bots like fufuss.. they can't see benchmark graphs.