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Mar 4th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 Benchmarks Leaked

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 Benchmarks Leaked
Leaked slides presents various benchmarks of Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850. Picairn XT seems to be 1.41 times faster than NVIDIAs GeForce GTX 570, while Pitcairn Pro is 1.25 times faster than NVIDIAs GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

PCINLIFE has posted multiple screenshots and slides of performance comparison between NVIDIAs GeForce 500 series and AMDs Radeon HD 7800 series. Yesterday unofficial specifications were leaked by the same website. Now we have performance charts, specifications and various comparisons to NVIDIA products. There is also a slide with cards from all the manufacturers.

Radeon HD 7870Radeon HD 7850

Game performance comparison

Both HD 7870 and HD 7850 were tested in many popular games. According to those slides HD 7870 is in average 1.41x faster than GeForce GTX 570, while HD 7850 is 1.25x times faster than GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Tests were performed in Battlefield 3, Batman Arkham City, Civilization V, Crysis Warhead, Deus Ex HR, F1 2011, Metro 2033, Skyrim, Stalker COP and Total War: Shogun 2. All the tests were ran on very high 2560×1600 resolution. AMD products seem to be faster in games that require lots of Megabytes of buffer. As a reminder, HD 7870 and 7850 have 2GB of GDDR5 memory, while GTX 570 has only 1.2GB. Games that require lots of textures in memory have better performance in HD 7800 series.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Performance
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Performance

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (1.25GB)
Battlefield 3 (2560×1600) 145%
Batman Arkham City (2560×1600) 133%
Civilization V (2560×1600 4xAA 8xAF) 160%
Crysis Warhead (2560×1600 4xAA 8xAF) 135%
Deus Ex HR (2560×1600) 125%
F1 2011 (2560×1600 8xAA 16xAF) 147%
Metro 2033 (2560×1600 4xAA 16xAF) 135%
Skyrim (2560×1600 8xAA 16xAF) 134%
Stalker COP (2560×1600 4xAA 16xAF) 147%
Total War: Shogun 2 (2560×1600) 153%

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Performance
AMD Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Performance

AMD Radeon HD 7850 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Battlefield 3 (2560×1600) 122%
Batman Arkham City (2560×1600) 117%
Civilization V (2560×1600 4xAA 8xAF) 120%
Crysis Warhead (2560×1600 4xAA 8xAF) 124%
Deus Ex HR (2560×1600) 112%
F1 2011 (2560×1600 8xAA 16xAF) 128%
Metro 2033 (2560×1600 4xAA 16xAF) 121%
Skyrim (2560×1600 8xAA 16xAF) 146%
Stalker COP (2560×1600 4xAA 16xAF) 130%
Total War: Shogun 2 (2560×1600) 127%

Battlefield 3 and Skyrim Performaance

Skyrim Average Frames Per Second (FPS) Skyrim 1920×1200
8xAA 16xAF, Ultra Quality
Skyrim 2560×1600
8xAA 16xAF, Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 58 41
AMD Radeon HD 7850 51 37
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 39 32
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 32 25

 

 

Battlefield 3 Average Frames Per Second (FPS) Battlefield 3 1920×1200
Ultra Quality
Battlefield 3 2560×1600
Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 47 43
AMD Radeon HD 7850 38 34
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 36 30
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 34 28

3DMark 11 benchmarks

Hermitage Akihabra has posted also 3DMark 11 results.

3DMark 11 benchmark

3DMark 11 Product Positioning 3DMark 11 Entry Preset 3DMark 11 Performance Preset 3DMark Extreme Preset
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 10550 6751 2059
AMD Radeon HD 7850 8935 5532 1653
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 8954 5749 1837
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 7776 4754 1510

To summarize, AMD products proved to be disappointing. We expected much better performance for this price. Benchmark results are not spectacular and may not be able to compete with future NVIDIA products.