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XFX HD 5850 Review

RHKCommander959    -   October 27, 2009
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Testing:

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.

Game Settings:

  • 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.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Far Cry 2
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Darkest of Days
  9. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  10. Testing: Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II
  11. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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