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Radeon HD 5850 review CrossfireX
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Default Radeon HD 5850 review CrossfireX - 09-30-2009, 05:30 | posts: 6,462

Today we'll test and review the Radeon HD 5850 we'll check both the single GPU performance but also will check it out in CrossfireX multi-GPU mode. This card promises to go neck-on-neck with the 349...

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Default 09-30-2009, 05:38 | posts: 13,801 | Location: Cyberspace

Nice card for sure. I wonder how much Nvidia is going to drop the price of the GTX285 now, though.
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Default 09-30-2009, 06:44 | posts: 428 | Location: San Francisco

Another great review Hilbert. I may have to get one of these next year.

The GTX 285 values seem to be missing from page 21 or maybe the paragraph under the graph needs to be edited.
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Default 09-30-2009, 07:38 | posts: 426

Great review and brilliant - exceeding the 285 in most cases for Ģ30-70 less.
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Default 09-30-2009, 09:43 | posts: 8,635 | Location: UK

wow that's impressive stuff. almost regretting not going 5850 in xfire now
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Default 09-30-2009, 09:44 | posts: 1,394

Cool review, Hilbert.

The 5850 performs great. No doubt it will affect the pricing here and there.
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Default 09-30-2009, 09:54 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

Great review, nice card! So much new kit about and I'm saving up!
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Default 09-30-2009, 10:25 | posts: 2,446 | Location: James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough

Very impressive- great price performance kit- let the price wars begin. Me thinks its time for a new card this Christmas
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Default 09-30-2009, 10:48 | posts: 2,530 | Location: UK

New card for me too,

its a shame tho. When the 5850 is only just beating the 285, you know it's gonna get trashed by Nvidias next offering (unless they somehow totally ****up).

Least the 5000 series will be priced better To eyeinfity and beyond!
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Very nice card!
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Default Very nice card! - 09-30-2009, 11:35 | posts: 1,896 | Location: Mars

Now thatīs a very nice card with a great price, if itīs true itīs going to cost 200€! I paid 260€ when a gought my 8800GT! 2 of those beauties would make my day...

But still, iīll wait for Nvidias answer before deciding. There starting to pop out news about their new GT300.

For those who want a little peak:

P.S. in case this link shouldnīt be in an ATI review for some reason, feel free to delete/change it.
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Default 09-30-2009, 11:39 | posts: 6,350 | Location: Switzerland

I will take the infos about the GT300 again with a lot of care.. numbers differs in each "leaked specs " article..

Anyway, really surprised by this 5850, specially in Crossfire

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Default 09-30-2009, 11:41 | posts: 4,407 | Location: Recife, Brazil

wow, great performance this card has! but tbh i thought it would be a bit cheaper.
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Default 09-30-2009, 11:44 | posts: 17,926 | Location: Coldwells,UK

Haha still cpu bottleneck in some games wow.
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Default 09-30-2009, 13:38 | posts: 6,537 | Location: Finland

very good card tbh might be my xmas buy or 5870 depends i think i wont buy another nvidia anytime soon unless it will cost less and perform better
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Default 09-30-2009, 14:48 | posts: 317 | Location: Aylesbury

Nice review again Hilbert (as all ways).
Would be nice to see some Folding@Home PPD results from the new ATI cards.
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Default 09-30-2009, 15:25 | posts: 1,418 | Location: Boca raton, Fl

great review. great results for tha gpu.. the best is that the prices of both bands will go down..
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Default 09-30-2009, 15:42 | posts: 394 | Location: Washington State

Nice Review Hilbert once again!!! The 5850 is an awesome card price and performance wise! I just think about when I bought my 7800GTX years ago and I spent $500 on it and did not know that the new 7900GTX came out 2 weeks later. Talk about P.O.!! I would never spend no more than $300 for a graphics card again! I got my card for $299 and I am very happy with it! To me, no piece of technology such as a graphics card should cost more than $350.00. I am glad to see Ati keep the price at an affordable range and keep Nvidia from butt raping us all!! I see now that I may have to jump back on the ATI graphics. My first card was a Radeon 9250!
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Default 09-30-2009, 18:08 | posts: 901 | Location: Canada/Taiwan

i'd like to see gtx 295 sli in the chart
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Default 09-30-2009, 20:23 | posts: 4,089 | Location: where shrews live

well it can play any current game at any resolution, Im sold.
5850 FTW!!
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Default 09-30-2009, 23:08 | posts: 770 | Location: The Frozen North.

No rush to buy these just yet. I wanna see how Nvidia's GTX 3xx line stacks up before I make a decision about what to buy.
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Default 10-01-2009, 03:05 | posts: 19,943 | Location: US East Coast

Nice review Hilbert....unfortunately, you sold me on keeping my GTX275. In most, if not all cases (sorry, memory is fading tonight), the HD5850 and GTX285 are pretty well neck and neck. Based on the performance difference between the GTX275 and GTX285, if I need that extra couple FPS, I'll just overclock my GTX275. If that doesn't solve the problem, buying an HD5850 won't do it either. Guess now I'll just have to wait and see what nVidia pulls out with GT300.
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