AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Overview
Manufacturer
AMD
Original Series
Radeon HD 7000
Release Date
March 5th, 2012
Launch Price
$250 USD
PCB Code
109-C40147-00
P/N Code
102-C40104-00
Model
AMD C401 SKU 004
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
Pitcairn LE (Pitcairn)
Architecture
Graphics Core Next 1.0
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
212 mm2
Transistors Count
2.8B
Transistors Density
13.2M TRAN/mm2
Stream Processors
1024
Compute Units
64
Shader Engines
16
TMUs
64
ROPs
32
Clocks
Base Clock
860 MHz
Memory Clock
1200 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
4800 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
2048 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
153.6 GB/s
Technologies
  • AMD CrossFire
  • AMD HD3D
  • AMD PowerPlay
  • AMD PowerTune
  • AMD ZeroCore Power

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
11.12 cm
Length
20.3 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
1 × 6-pin
Power Design
4+1+1
TDP/TBP
150 W
Recommended PSU
500 W
Display Outputs
DVI-D DualLink
1 ×
miniDisplayPort
2 ×
HDMI
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
11.2
Mantle
1.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
27.5 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
55 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
1.8 TFLOPS
Performance per W
11.7 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
8.3 GFLOPS/mm2


 ModelBase/Boost/Mem (MHz)
KUROUTOSHIKOU Radeon HD 7850 2GB
RH7850-E2GHD
860 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 1GB OC
R7850-1GD5/OC
900 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC
R7850-2GD5/OC
900 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Power Edition
R7850 Power Edition 2GD5
860 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Power Edition OC
R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC
950 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Twin Frozr
R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5
860 / - / 1200
MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Twin Frozr OC
R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
900 / - / 1200
 ModelClocksMemory
AMD Radeon HD 7990
4096 Unified Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2048 Unified Cores
925 / 1375 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2048 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950
1792 Unified Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost
1792 Unified Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
1536 Unified Cores
925 / 1500 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1280 Unified Cores
1000 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7850
1024 Unified Cores
860 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7790
896 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
640 Unified Cores
1000 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7750
512 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7570
480 Unified Cores
650 / 800 MHz 2 GB GDDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7730
384 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7450
160 Unified Cores
625 / 533 MHz 1 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7470
160 Unified Cores
775 / 900 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7350
80 Unified Cores
650 / 400 MHz 512 MB DDR3
 ModelClocksMemory
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1280 Cores
1000 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8860
1280 Cores
925 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8870
1280 Cores
1000 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 270
1280 Cores
900 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 270X
1280 Cores
1000 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 370X
1280 Cores
1000 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Sky 500
1280 Cores
950 / 1200 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7850
1024 Cores
860 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R7 265
1024 Cores
900 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R7 370
1024 Cores
925 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 370
1024 Cores
975 / 1400 MHz 2 GB GDDR5

Overview

  • Ready for Microsoft Windows® 8 and DirectX® 11.1 gaming! Learn more.
  • The performance you need, the technology you deserve: the AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 GPU offers full support for DirectX® 11.1 with the revolutionary 28nm GCN Architecture—your games and apps have never had it this good.
  • The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better.1,2
  • Armed with the new PCI Express 3.0 standard, multi-GPU configurations with AMD CrossFire™ technology are just another way to obliterate the competition with the revolutionary AMD Radeon™ HD 7850.3,4
  • Leave no performance behind. Get higher clocks and faster gaming with AMD PowerTune technology on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7850.5
  • Fold and mine faster than ever with AMD App Acceleration powered by the unprecedented 28nm GCN Architecture.6
  • The market isn’t ready for 4k video, but Radeon™ is. Featuring full support for HDMI® (with 4k) and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 is set for quad HD.

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended7
  • 600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
    • NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to https://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
  • 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See https://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
  • 64-bit operating system highly recommended
  • Not for industrial or commercial use. See AMD FirePro™ Graphics solutions for these applications.

Specifications

  • 860MHz Engine Clock
  • 2GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1200MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 153.6GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 1.76 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 16 Compute Units (1024 Stream Processors)
    • 64 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
    • Dual Geometry Engines
    • Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
  • 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
    • Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
    • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
    • DirectX® 9/10/11 Supersample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
      • Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 or later
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2
    • Up to 6 displays supported
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
    • Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio (DDMA)
  • AMD App Acceleration3
    • Supports OpenCL™ 1.2, DirectCompute 11 & Microsoft C++ AMP
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • AMD HD Media Accelerator
      • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
        • H.264
        • VC-1
        • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
        • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
        • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
        • Adobe Flash
        • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
        • WMV HD
      • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
        • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
        • Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
        • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
      • Enhanced Video Quality features
        • Advanced post-processing and scaling
          • Deblocking
          • Denoising
          • Automatic deinterlacing
          • Mosquito noise reduction
          • Edge enhancement
          • 3:2 pulldown detection
        • Advanced video color correction
          • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
          • Independent video gamma control
          • Flesh tone correction
          • Color vibrance control
          • Dynamic contrast
          • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology5
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
    • Supports dual-GPU performance scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz per display
      • Multi-Stream
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
      • High bit-rate audio
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
      • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format)
    • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz
      • 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format)
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV video display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology4
    • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology4
    • Intelligent TDP management technology
    • Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology4
    • Ultra-low idle power when the connected display is in power saving mode
    • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
    • Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
  • Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

Footnotes

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.
  1. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required.  Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.  SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
  2. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at https://www.amd.com/HD3D.
  3. AMD CrossFire™ technology requires an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.
  4. Utilization of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth requires a mainboard equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 PHY. Not all mainboards feature this technology – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  5. AMD PowerPlay™ and AMD PowerTune are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  6. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™, DirectCompute or DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
  7. Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
   

AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series Graphics Sets Pace for Graphics Industry

Bringing to Market its Third Series of Graphics Cards Based on its New GCN Architecture

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —3/5/2012  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the sleek new additions to its award-winning 28nm GPU line up, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 GHz Edition and AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 graphics cards. Featuring AMD’s cutting-edge Graphics Core Next Architecture (GCN) for spectacular performance and efficiency, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 series comes equipped with PCI Express® 3.0 and the incredibly efficient AMD ZeroCore Power technology.1,3,4 Gamers can dive right in, crank up the settings and expand their gaming with AMD Eyefinity 2.0 technology thanks to the world’s most advanced graphics.2 The AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and AMD Radeon HD 7850 GPUs comes equipped with 2GBs of GDDR5 memory and will be available worldwide from add-in-board partners like ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, Powercolor, Sapphire, VisionTek and XFX via retailers and e-tailers, with select models starting at USD$249 SEP.

“Engineered for supremacy, designed for efficiency and packed with incredible features, the AMD Radeon HD 7800 series offers more than the just world’s most advanced graphics: it offers the incredible performance every gamer deserves,” said Matt Skynner corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. “AMD continues to lead the industry in desktop graphics innovation with unrivalled computing and unequalled technologies like our game-changing GCN Architecture.”

With continued demand for increased graphics horsepower to support more visually intensive games, the AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series is set to power the next generation of games and applications. And for those looking to upgrade to a next-generation graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series is the ideal choice.

“AMD has launched its full suite of next-generation graphics cards in very short order,” said Robert E. Bellack, CEO, Newegg North America. “With the launch of the AMD Radeon HD 7800 series, we’ll now be able to offer our customers AMD’s full range of 28nm graphics cards, giving them the edge they need when gaming. We’re proud to work with AMD on getting these cards to market.”

The AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series raises the graphics bar by providing gamers an arsenal of tools like AMD PowerTune, AMD Eyefinity 2.0 and AMD CrossFire™ technologies, and 2GBs of GDDR5 memory that empowers them to enjoy the latest games and applications on the market.2,3,5

“The AMD Radeon HD 7800 series is designed to perform for serious gamers,” said Chance Lyon, Zombie Studios. “‘Blacklight Retribution’ is set to be one of the most visually impressive games of 2012 and AMD’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of graphics technology with its Graphics Core Next Architecture means players will have an optimized ‘Blacklight’ gaming experience when they plug in an AMD Radeon HD 7800 graphics card.”

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  1. The GCN Architecture and its associated features (PCI Express® 3.0, AMD ZeroCore Power technology, DDM Audio, and 28nm production) are exclusive to the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, HD 7700 and HD 7800 Series Graphics.
  2. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required.  Support for five simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.  SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
  3. AMD PowerPlay™, AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  4. Utilization of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth requires a mainboard equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 PHY. Not all mainboards feature this technology – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  5. AMD CrossFire™ technology requires an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.