Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Radeon™ HD 5850
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Rob Williams, Techgage
14 April 2011
Conclusion: It might seem logical, and that’s because it probably is, but I never touch a “Final Thoughts” page until I am 100% done the rest of the article. The reason is simple… in order to be as accurate as possible with my final thoughts, I need to understand all of the angles, and in the case of Sapphire’s HD 5850 Xtreme, I think it’s a thing I didn’t start writing the final thoughts too early.
"The perfect graphics product (my first 5 stars so far)"
7 July 2010
Pros: Its a 5800 series so expect monster performance, it doesn't cost $400 +, the card with the highest performance per power consumption rating on the market at the moment, one of the quietest fans, good output options, length does not exceed 28 cm.
Cons: Even with all the super features its still a bit expensive at the moment of this review. Nothing else at all!
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850: Solid performer, and yes, it can run Crysis.
6 December 2011
Summary: Although a couple of years old at this point in time it wasn't that long ago when ATI/AMD's Radeon 5850 was the second most advanced card on the market, behind the Radeon 5870. With both AMD and nVidia having launched higher specification cards for the highly competitive PC graphics market, one could be fooled into believing that the 5850 no longer has anything to offer but they would be wrong.
Pros: Good card capable of playing most modern games on high to maximum settings.
Cons: Some noise during intense loads. Two year old technology.
Excerpt: "This video card is amazing.You can overclock very easy if u have a good driver software.It handles every game in directx 10 at 40-60 fps with 8xaa( except crysys...yeah this game is a video tester).It runs at 40 C. temp in windows and 65-70 C. when i play games.With a decent processor, this can handle any game at max settings very easily. It's also very easy to overclock, if you wish to do-so. Plus it uses very little power & supports DX11.Some people ...
Pros: It's fast 5 X my old 2600 xt card . Play all the new games on ultra high settings . Not so hungry of p
Cons: Awful driver software on cd,must update on the web . Fan sounds like a boeing at 100 % speed .
Summary: This AMD graphics card was released in September of 2009, and as of currently is only a few months old, which although seems like a relatively short period, graphics chips can take large leaps in terms of processing speed and power in that time. Luckily, the Radeon HD 5850 manages to keep up. The card runs on a main processor carrying a hefty 725MhZ processor, which although not being the fastest out there, still provides some pretty fast gaming capabilities.
Pros: Hefty main processor, even heftier memory processor, one gigabyte of VRAM, HD support
Cons: Large price tag, comparable nVidia cards are half the price.
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850: Brilliant card, VFM and brilliant performance
19 January 2010
Summary: This is the card I upgraded to when i got shot of my Nvidia 9600GT 1GB and what can I say - its fantastic, if you want the spec im sure you can search Google, what Im here to give you is my opinion, but its changed my world of Gaming into a whole new experience. Also knowing I have Crossfire technology at my hands means I can buy another one at anytime and increasing gaming potential.
Pros: Handles everything thrown at it, two DVI ports and HDMI port, crossfire technology
Cons: Phsically very big so may not fit in your PC