XFX HD 5850 ReviewRHKCommander959 - October 27, 2009
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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.
- Anti-Aliasing: 4x
- Anisotrophic Filtering: 16x
- PhysX: Low
- Ambient Occlusion: On
- Quality: High
- Resolution: 1280x1024 - 2560x1600
Higher is Better
With Darkest of Days, the XFX HD 5850 smashed the 4870x2 and all of the Nvidia cards minus the GTX295. Overclocking brought it to the realm of the 5870.