AMD Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 Pitcairn GPUs Specifications revealed

Published on February 20th, 2012

AMD plans to unleash its Radeon HD 7000 series graphics card before NVIDIA could make its move. Among these graphics cards are the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and Radeon HD 7870 which are expected to be priced at around $300 USD. The Radeon HD 7850 and Radeon HD 7870 targets gamers who are looking for price per performance graphics cards. These two new graphics cards could be the more popular cards when it is released.

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amd radeon hd 7870 price

Both the AMD Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7850 are based on the new 28nm GPU called “Pitcairn”. The HD 7850 comes in two variants, a 1GB and a 2GB version. Below are their respective specs.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Specifications (partial)

Core clock: 950MHz
Memory clock: 1375MHz (5.50GHz effective)
22 Graphics CoreNext Compute Units
1408 stream processors
88 TMU
24 ROPs (de-linked from memory bus)
2GB GDDR5 memory
256-bit memory interface

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Specifications (partial)

Core clock: 900MHz
Memory clock: 1250MHz (5.00GHz effective)
20 Graphics CoreNext Compute Units (GCN CU)
1280 steam processors
80 TMU
24 ROPs (de linked from the memory bus)
1GB/2GB GDDR5
256-bit memory interface

amd radeon hd 7850 specs

The AMD Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 are expected to launch/be available this coming March 2012. Following these two price-performance graphics cards, we are expecting AMD to launch Radeon HD 7890 based on “Tahiti” GPU, one of their high end graphics card.

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