A prototype of AFOX Radeon HD 7850 has reportedly landed in a test lab. As the benchmark results were much lower than the experts expected, they’ve decided to check it with GPU-Z. A check was truly in order since the 256 Bit Radeon HD 7850 was delivering results closer to the 128 Bit Radeon HD 7770.
Using the famous GPU monitoring program, it was found that the GPU had only 768 active Stream Processing Units (SPU).
It is well known that the Radeon HD 7850 will come with 1024 SPUs and a 256-Bit memory interface.
AFOX’s version, although just a prototype, not a retail version of the card, came with only 75% of the expected SPUs.
This looks more like a Radeon HD 7830 than a HD 7850.
AMD didn’t provide any details on this issue and changing the BIOS did not yield any different results.