Club 3D HD7850 Royal Queen Review
Published: 17th October 2012 | Source: Club 3D | Price: |
As always we test at exactly the same 1920x1080 resolution, with the detail set to maximum. Normally we don't need to make special mention of this fact but because we're dealing with a graphics card that is down at the affordable end of the spectrum we need to make it clear that more realistic settings will produce vast improvements.
Club 3D HD7850 Royal Queen
AMD Catalyst 12.8
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz
8GB G.Skill Trident 2400 @ 10-12-12-31
ASUS P8-Z77V Pro
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64
Out of the box the Royal Queen is a modest 860 MHz. We know that Club 3D produce a 1GHz model, so we should at least achieve that.
This is the clocks that we're achieved by tweaking nothing more than the speed themselves. All voltages and power draw at stock. 332 MHz is a pretty decent overclock, and certainly should see a decent bump in performance. It's already far beyond the Royal Ace model.
If you don't mind increasing the power target percentage then there is even more performance to be had. Of course you can overvolt the GPU too if you desire for even further gains. However, as this is designed for the average user with average means we feel longevity is as important as huge speeds, and the 1192MHz overclock should be good enough to see some extra performance so that's what we're sticking with.
Finally temperatures, and the Club 3D CoolStream cooler is magnificent. Even with our huge overclock the temperatures barely increase above stock. It's so quiet and so cool we can't help wonder why the Royal Ace has two fans. This is stunning.