Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB Video Card Review

Setup & Testing Procedures
We will be running the Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC through a full battery of benchmarks.  Here are the specifications of our test system.


Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6950 Video Card
Memory: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ (DDR3-1866)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Zalman CNPS12X
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II Case

Before we get into testing lets open up GPU-Z and see what it tells us about this card.


As you can see this card is built on the 28nm process, has 1024 unified shaders, supports DirectX 11.1 and Shader Model 5.0 and is running at 920MHz with the memory at 1250MHz.

Here are all of the benchmarks we will be running.

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 2.5 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator (Buy)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (Buy)
Battlefield 3 (Buy)
Lost Planet 2 (Buy)
DiRT 3 (Buy)

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