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HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB IceQ Turbo Video Cards in CrossFire - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

We looked at the Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo video card the other day, and today we throw a second into the mix and look at CrossFire performance.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 28, 2012 12:52 am
Manufacturer: HIS

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASUS and Corsair.

 

Along with the HIS HD 7850 2GB IceQ Turbo in CrossFire we'll also have the results from when we tested it individually. We also have the higher end HD 7870 and HD 7970 GHz Edition along with the HD 7950 IceQ X2 card from HIS we looked at the other day, which was overclocked to 1200MHz on its core.

 

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Quickly looking above you can see we're dealing with that Turbo clocked card again with the increased core speed which sees a 1000MHz core clock. As we mentioned in our original review the 2GB of GDDR5 carries the default 4800MHz QDR clock. Across the bottom you can see that CrossFire is also in active via two GPUs.

 

 

The FPS Numbers Explained

 

When we benchmark our video cards and look at the graphs, we aim to get to a certain level of FPS which we consider playable. While many may argue that the human eye can't see over 24 FPS or 30 FPS, any true gamer will tell you that as we climb higher in Frames Per Seconds (FPS), the overall gameplay feels smoother. There are three numbers we're looking out for when it comes to our benchmarks.

 

30 FPS - It's the minimum number we aim for when it comes to games. If you're not dropping below 30 FPS during games, you're going to have a nice and smooth gaming experience. The ideal situation is that even in a heavy fire fight, the minimum stays above 30 FPS making sure that you can continue to aim easily or turn the corner with no dramas.

 

60 FPS - It's the average we look for when we don't have a minimum coming at us. If we're getting an average of 60 FPS, we should have a minimum of 30 FPS or better and as mentioned above, it means we've got some smooth game play happening.

 

120 FPS - The new number that we've been hunting down over recent months. If you're the owner of a 120 Hz monitor, to get the most out of it you want to get around the 120 FPS mark. Moving from 60 FPS / 60 Hz to 120 FPS / 120 Hz brings with it a certain fluidity that can't really be explained, but instead has to be experienced. Of course, if you're buying a 120 Hz monitor to take advantage of 3D, an average of 120 FPS in our benchmark means that in 3D you will have an average of 60 FPS, which again means you should expect some smooth gameplay.

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