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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. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 1440 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme faces 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."

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME

"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. 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 Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme has a cheaper price making Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme great value for money. If you want great performance but have a smaller budget then Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme might be the video card for you."


SYSTEM INFORMATION
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v11.5 WHQL
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON II X4 645
MOTHERBOARD FOXCONN A76ML K3.0
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7

CRYSIS 2

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME105
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577086

VERY HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME92
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577079

XTREME QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME64
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577044

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770

COMMENT - "Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme puts in a great performance with Crysis 2. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme finishes 20% faster than Powercolor Radeon HD 5770. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme was very playable with High, Very High and Extreme Quality settings and which was impressive."


HAWK

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME215
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770186

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME142
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770125

XTREME QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME129
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770109

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770

COMMENT - "Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme puts in a very good performance with Hawk beating Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 by 14% for a good result."


HAWK 2

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME165
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770148

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME132
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770122

XTREME QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME110
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577092

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770

COMMENT - "Hawk 2 is a more advanced version of the Hawk game and Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme put in a great performance. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme beats Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 by 12%."


LOST PLANET 2

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME128
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770103

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME119
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577092

XTREME QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME104
POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 577075

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5770

COMMENT - "Lost Planet 2 is a very graphically detailed game which really stresses video cards. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme beats Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 by 24% for a great victory with Lost Planet 2."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme was quietly released recently and we just had to review it. The excellent Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 was updated with an improved cooler, lower temperature, it's smaller than the older 5850, new VRM design to improve power efficiency and Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme was born. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme offers excellent performance, it operates very cool and quiet and is available with AMD Radeon HD 5770 type of prices which makes Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme the steal of 2011 if you ask us. We are not sure how long Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme will be available for so make sure you order Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme quick. Don't be put off by Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme being only a 5850 because it beats the more expensive 6850 we have in our review Lab!"

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME SCORES 10/10!

SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME

PAGE 1 - SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 XTREME
PAGE 2 - 3DMARK 2006 RESULTS
PAGE 3 - 3DMARK VANTAGE RESULTS
PAGE 4 - 3DMARK 11 RESULTS
PAGE 5 - CRYSIS 2, HAWK, HAWK 2, LOST PLANET 2 AND FINAL RESULT

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