Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic OC Edition Reviewccokeman -
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest has begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
Performance from the Toxic HD 5850 is right in the envelope it should be - right above the reference card and below the HD 5870. The NVIDIA cards seem to have an edge in this benchmark