Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB video card review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: At this point in time we've probably exhausted our list of superlatives for AMD's DirectX 11 parts, particularly at the high-end where the wonders of AMD's "Cypress" architecture are still clear to see in terms of features, functionality and pricing. Although UK availability of Radeon HD 5800 boards still doesn't seem to be perfect it's vastly improved, which makes picking up the Radeon HD 5870 or 5850 board of your choice much easier and less costly than it was before...
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 Toxic Video Card Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 Toxic Video Card Review Sapphire Today, February 18th 2010, Sapphire introduces two new graphics processor cards based on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5850. With custom cooling and board solutions, Sapphire is releasing the HD 5850 Vapor-X and HD 5850 TOXIC edition cards, and today we'll be looking at the latter.
Conclusion: So then, what's the conclusion after all the testing? The Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic performed great in our tests, not only on the performance tests, but also on noise analysis. It also proved to be a beastly overclocker and we could push the already upped stock speeds further up by 85 MHz on the core and 75 MHz memories. These give even more value to the card.
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB Video Card Review
25 March 2010
Excerpt: Last month Sapphire released the Radeon HD 5850 Toxic , which is a custom designed ATI Radeon HD 5850 that looks nothing like the reference designed board that it is derived from. The Sapphire ‘Toxic’ Radeon HD 5850 1GB card that we have here today is clocked at 765MHz on the core and 1125MHz (4500MHz effective) on the memory, which gives it a significant boost in clock speed over the reference design’s 700MHz core clock and 1000MHz memory clock speeds.
Excerpt: Being an ATI only partner, it's important for Sapphire to have a large array of variations when it comes to their model line-up. Split into four categories, we have our standard reference models from them. Moving up a notch to the Vapor-X line, you get a nice upgraded cooler, but the same reference clocks.
Conclusion: Reviewing a pre-overclocked card is never easy due to the simple fact that most of them don’t offer enough noticeable performance differences over stock products to justify their premium price. On the flip side of this coin, there are some graphics cards that are overclocked to impressive levels and actually do offer numerous benefits.
Excerpt: 0 Flares 0 Flares × The AMD 5xxx series has been a resounding success, dominating the mid/high range sector since it was released many months ago. We wouldn’t be the Guru’s of Kit we proclaim to be if we didn’t take a look at one of the sexiest 5850′s on the market – The Sapphire HD5850 Toxic Edition. This card was released several months ago and is a complete redesign of the AMD reference edition design.