Well-known mainboard manufacturer, Taiwanese company Gigabyte is trying to make AMD’s Radeon HD 7850 video cards a little bit more attractive in the light of the incoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 launch.
GPU is directly targeted at AMD’s $300 solutions and generally brings better performance, thus making AMD-based solutions look modest.
Gigabyte is apparently adopting an original strategy as the company slashes the memory amount on a Radeon
HD 7850 video card, thus reducing costs and price, but clocks the GPU significantly higher to compensate and make it more attractive.
The name of the new model is Gigabyte GV-R785OC-1GD and this is a quality video card featuring the company’s Ultra Durable 2 design with Ferrite Core Chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET and Lower ESR Solid Capacitors.
is the well-known WindForce 2X and this one takes care of the 900 Mhz GPU and the 4800 MHz memory.
We believe that the factory overclock
will in fact allow it to surpass the reference design with 2 GB of GDDR5.
Although initially priced at 265 EUR ($334), we expect the Gigabyte GV-R785OC-1GD to get a lower price soon.