Shortly after AMD introduced the Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 graphics cards, Maingear, one of the highest regarded computer boutique builders in the US, announced that these new Radeon solutions would soon be available in their systems.
Made official just earlier today, the Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 are based on AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and are manufactured using the 28nm production process.
At the heart of the two cards there stands the Pitcairn GPU that can pack as much as 1280 stream processors, 80 texture units, and 32 ROP units, all paired together with 2GB of video buffer (1024 cores and 64 TUs in the HD 7850).
desktops, the powerful AMD graphics cards can be paired with Intel LGA 1155 or LGA 2011 processors, as well as with AMD’s own FX-Series CPUs.
These can be either air or liquid cooled, and Maingear allows its users to equip the systems with as much as 32GB of DDR3-1866 memory, high-end power supplies with ratings up to 1,500W, and a maximum of six hard drives or SSDs.
“We are excited to offer an affordable 28nm GPU design from AMD, and the AMD Radeon HD 7800
series cards offers great performance and features to a wider audience." said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of Maingear.
"With AMD’s Radeon HD 7870 GHZ Edition, gamers will be very excited with the performance they get for their dollar," concluded the company’s rep.
Maingear will offer the option of choosing AMD Radeon HD 7800 series cards to users going for the Shift, F131, and X-Cube desktops initially, while the Vybe will receive the new Radeon 7800-series cards in the near future.
The cheapest of these systems
, the SFF X-Cube, goes for $1,009
(about 764 EUR) when configured with an AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card.