Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme Review

(Graphics card)
Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB GDDR5

Excellent (A) 2 reviews 06/2011
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Product specification:
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Cooling Solution: Active
  • Bus Type: PCI Express
  • Processor clock speed: 725 MHz
  • DirectX version: 11
  • Shader speed: 725 MHz … more information

Bit Tech
Single test
"great" (81%)

Value for money: 29 out of 30 points, "Premium Grade"

The fact that Sapphire has used the last-generation Radeon HD 5850 chip for this card means that it easily outperforms more modern cards in its same price range and can even stand up to the more expensive HD 6850 and GTX 460, leading Bit-tech to enthusiastically recommend it to any gamer on a budget, especially considering that once stocks are gone, they'll be gone for good.

IT Reviews
Single test
5 out of 5 points


Achieving a good gaming experience doesn't have to cost the earth according to IT Reviews, who reckon the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme is perfect for lower budget buyers. They considered the performance to be superb for the price and found nothing negative to say about this graphics card. If the price is still too high, they recommend looking at the HD5830 Xtreme instead.

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