Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic OC Edition Reviewccokeman - February 17, 2010
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What would testing be if you did not show both sides of the fence? In this test, PhysX was set to low, while leaving the remaining settings intact. You have seen time and again where the ATI cards suffer when PhysX is enabled. Mirror's Edge and Cryostasis are two prime examples. Darkest of Days is no different. What happens in this test shows that, although the game can be played by cards from the red team, the video effects and quality are diminished.
- 4x Anti-Aliasing
- 16x Anisotrophic Filtering
- PhysX: Low
- Ambient Occlusion: On
- Quality: High
- Resolution: 1280x1024 - 2560x1600
Higher is Better
As a pre-overclocked card, the Toxic delivers performance better than the reference cards. When overclocked further, the Toxic HD 5850 from Sapphire delivered performance equal to or higher than that of the HD 5870.