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HIS Radeon HD 5850 1GB Video Card

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 5, 2009 11:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-bit
Drivers: ATI Catalyst Cypress Driver 9.10 Beta


Today we'll have a look at how the HD 5850 is performing in a number of our benchmarks against the HD 5870 along with both HD 5800 cards also running in CrossFire form.


Let's get started!


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.




Looking at 3DMark Vantage the HD 5850 really doesn't fall that far behind its big brother, the HD 5870. The biggest difference is ultimately seen at the higher X preset.


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