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SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME
"Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme uses Cypress GPU at 725Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4000Mhz. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 1440 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme faces the Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 which has DX11 and 800 Shader Processors. Software used for testing was 3dmark 2006, 3dmark Vantage, 3dmark 11, Crysis 2, Hawk, Hawk 2 and Lost Planet 2."
"Hailed as the most exciting development in graphics for several generations, the original Sapphire HD 5800 series not only included the fastest single GPU available, but was also the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and multi-monitor displays in Eyefinity mode. Now it's back with the exciting new Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme brings to the table an improved cooler, lower temperature, it's smaller than the older 5850, new VRM design to improve power efficiency and the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme has a cheaper price making the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme great value for money. If you want great performance but have a smaller budget then the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme might be the video card for you."
"AMD Eyefinity technology maximises your field of view across up to three displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision. For gamers this puts you right IN the game and for other applications it helps to increase productivity by maximising your visual workspace so that you can see more windows simultaneously. AMD Eyefinity technology is also ideal for multimedia applications as it allows you to keep several palettes or panels open over a larger workspace whist you edit your images or videos."
40nm Process Technology
"Cutting edge manufacturing process allows for efficient, high performance parts which use less power than their predecessors."
AMD Stream Technology
"Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology and do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the teraflops of compute power locked up in your graphics processer on tasks other than traditional graphics such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many, many times faster than using the CPU alone."
AMD Avivo HD
"Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a more feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder(UVD)."
AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
"Triple or Quadruple gaming power with AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology.ATI CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system."
Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
"GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory, delivering more speed and higher bandwidth."
"The latest PCI-Express 2.0 specification doubles data throughput from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps allowing you to exploit the full performance potential of your graphics card."
Accelerated Video Transcoding
"Massively parallel architecture and support for common shader transcoding instructions accelerates video encoding / transcoding way beyond what was possible with the CPU only."
2nd Generation TeraScale Engine
"Supports more than 4 teraFLOPS of compute power, providing more performance than any other graphics card available. As of October 9th, 2009, the ATI Radeon HD5970 scored in excess of X 10,000 in 3DMark Vantage V1.01, the highest single graphics card score achieved to date."
Physics processing support
"Accelerates the performance of Fluid Dynamics, Cloth Simulation, Soft or Rigid Body Dynamics, Universal Collision Detection, Hair Simulation and Finite Element Analysis for the most lifelike gaming experience."
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME KEY FEATURES
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME