ATI Radeon HD 5850: Performance Review

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ATI Radeon HD 5850: Performance Review

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 01:39 AM PDT

ATI Radeon HD 5850: Performance Review

A recent article on HotHardware puts the recently released ATI Radeon HD 5850
ATI Radeon HD 5850/5870 X2: Leaked Photo : Product Reviews Net
through its paces, the article benchmarks the card against come close competitors such as the Radeon HD 5870, the Radeon HD 4870 X2, the GeForce GTX 285 and the GeForce GTX 295.

Here are some technical details on the graphics card, it has a 2.15B transistor 40nm GPU, the clock speed of the GPU is 725MHz, it also has 1440 stream processors which enable the card to deliver 2.09TeraFLOPS, it uses GDDR5 memory which has a memory clock speed of 1000MHz, you can see more details here.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 Performance Review - HotHardware

Benchmarks included 3DMark Vantage, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Crysis, FarCry 2, Left 4 Dead and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, the 5850 is always close on the tail of the GTX 295 however lets not forget that none of these games are DirectX 11 compliant.
ATI Radeon HD 5800: DirectX 11 support : Product Reviews Net

All in all the review is pretty impressed by the graphics card, they are especially impressed by the competitive pricing, DirectX 11 support and low power consumption, however they are not impressed as much by the fact it only just outperforms the GTX 295 in some areas, that said when DirextX 11 games are launched this graphics card should excel.

To see full details on the setup used, the benchmarking results and also overclocking details check out HotHardware’s article here.

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 Performance Review - HotHardware
 
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