"XFX Radeon HD 5850 review also features MSI GeForce GTX 460. XFX Radeon HD 5850 uses the RV870 GPU at 725Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 4000Mhz. XFX Radeon HD 5850 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 1440 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. XFX Radeon HD 5850 faces some stiff competition from MSI GeForce GTX 460 which uses the GeForce GTX 460 GPU at 725Mhz and has 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 3600Mhz. MSI GeForce GTX 460 has a 256Bit Memory Interface, 336 Shader Processors and DirectX 11. It's going to be a tough fight for XFX Radeon HD 5850 because it will facing MSI GeForce GTX 460 which has similar Specifications to XFX Radeon HD 5850 but MSI GeForce GTX 460 is 9% cheaper. We will be testing XFX Radeon HD 5850 and MSI GeForce GTX 460 using Aliens Vs Predator, Bad Company 2, Dirt2, Just Cause 2 and Metro 2033 Games!"
"Taking 3 enormous steps towards realistic gaming XFX Radeon HD 5850 with Eyefinity Technology, gives the first-ever wrap-around in-picture experiece to fully immerse yourself in the game, or maximize your productivity at work. Additionally, with ATI Stream Technology, boost your systems performance by offloading tasks originally sent to your CPU, to your GPU and max out your settings with the first ever full support for Microsoft Directx11."
XFX RADEON HD 5850 FEATURES
ATI STREAM TECHNOLOGY
"Accelerate the most demanding applications with ATI Stream technology and do more with your PC. ATI 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."
"ATI 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. ATI 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."
ATI CROSSFIREX MULTI-GPU TECHNOLOGY
"Triple or Quadruple with gaming power with ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology.ATI CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system."
ATI AVIVO HD (DVD/HD-DVD/BLUE-RAY PLAYBACK)
"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)."
"1GB GDDR5 memory. ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays. Window 7 support. ATI Sream technology. Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL. Accelerated Video Transcoding. Compliant with DirectX 11 and earlier revisions. Supports OpenGL 3.2. 40 nm Process technology. ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance. ATI Avivo HD video and display technology. Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay technology. Display Port, HDMI, 2xDL-DVI. PCI Express 2.1 support."
XFX RADEON HD 5850 INDEX