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HIS Radeon HD 5850 Review

By Julio Franco
Oct 9, 2009
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    When you pay $500, you do expect it to be faster than every other card that's tested. The fact that a card half the price comes even close is a marvel in itself IMO.
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    Have a re-read guest, this is a single GPU card VS the GTX 295 that is a dual GPU card (actually its two GTX 275's with a heat sink between them) but be that as it may, it beat the GTX 295 in a few games and came within 20% in most others. its the hands down winner for a single GPU card, and its not even the flagship.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,463   +508 Staff Member

    Please don't embarrass the guest account, other people have to use it.
     
  4. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    When the time will come, I mean the card will be in stock without a problem, I will get my old GTX 260 out and put two of these babies in my P5Q Deluxe (Crossfire all the way). One card at a time, only to see how much heat it will generate and how much power it will draw.
    I love the curves of the HIS 5850 and overall aspect.
     
  5. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 71

    this is a great card. the fan is really loud when you wind it up...my computer might take off from my desk
     
  6. I bought HIS HD 5850 iCooler V (plain, non-reference) card 2 weeks back and I am very happy with its performance. I have used XFX cards before both ATI and nVidia based and this is my first HIS card. I had never heard of this brand before so I was a little apprehensive in buying it at first, but the reviews on newegg led me to believe that it is the one I wanted, although it sounded a little overpriced to me.

    After almost 2-3 hours of intense gaming (Metro 2033 ish games) the card did NOT cross 65 degrees CELSIUS which in my book is great! just like those old smaller cards (my old XFX GeForce 6600GT used to run at this temperature!)

    Almost all the games today are fully playable with all settings maxed out at 1680x1050. 60% of games are playable at the 1900x1200 resolution with all settings maxed out. On a 22" screen, 1680x1050 is more than enough.

    The fan on the card also runs quiet and just fit in my mid-atx case but I had to move my hard disk up a couple of slots in that bay.
     


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