SAPPHIRE HD7850 (12 MH/s for Ethash)
Sapphire HD7850 hasn't shined as bright as some of the other HD 7000 series video cards we've looked at from AMD. We saw the HD 7870, HD 7950, HD 7970 really shine with some awesome numbers and great overclocking results.
Sapphire HD7850 Review
The performance of the HD 7850 when it first came out, combined with its relatively low price tag, made for a very enticing mid-range card. That impressive start has only gotten better as time has moved on and the price has dropped ever lower.
Once it dropped below $250 it was hard to really recommend anyone with a 1080p screen spending more. Now it's sub-$250 graphics card crown has slipped as its HD 7870 big brother has usurped the HD 7850's place by making itself a whole lot cheaper than it used to be.
Still, at $200 you'd surely expect us to still be pretty taken with the HD 7850. And while it's still a great mid-range card, there has been one other sibling to make us take a second look. And that's the 1GB version of this GPU.
You might expect the extra gigabyte of graphics memory to push this graphics card significantly ahead in the high-res benchmarks - but you'd be wrong. That said, you're not going to feel the fool for having one of these full-fat 2GB Pitcairn Pro cards in your rig.
Inside the graphic card's box, users got a pretty nice package with an invitation to Sapphire Select Club or SSC, Quick Install Guide and driver CD to round out the normal additions. You also got a Molex to 6-pin PCIe power connector, HDMI to DVI, CrossFire Bridge, Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort and a full length HDMI cable to round off the bundle.
- Hash rate: 12 MH/s
- Cryptocurrency: Ethereum
- Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE
- Model: HD7850
- Core clock: 1050
- Mem clock: 1300
- Hardware type: GPU
- OS: Windows 8.1 x64
- Mining software: Crimson 16.1