Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme & HD5850 Xtreme Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 11, 2011
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista-based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. "Entry" is 1024 x 768 progressing to "Extreme" at 1920 x 1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default Testing
- Entry: 1024 x 768
- Performance: 1280 x 1024
- High: 1680 x 1050
- Extreme: 1920 x 1200
Higher = Better
You are once again able to see the Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme right in the middle of the pack during the 3DMark Vantage testing at both stock and overclocked speeds. The Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme card was in third from last in every single resolution at both stock and overclocked speeds.