Asus Radeon HD 5850 Top DirectCu 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Asus Radeon HD 5850 Top DirectCu 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 6 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Aftermarket cooler.
  • Voltage options.
  • 6pin and 8pin

Cons:

  • Only 1 DVI port.
  • Higher power draw than HD 5850 reference.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hardware Secrets on -

In most games and simulations we’ve ran, the ASUS EAH5850 TOP achieved performance similar to the standard Radeon HD 5850. The times it was faster, the advantage wasn’t of statistical relevance. The reviewed model from ASUS was up to 7%...

By Hardware Canucks on -

It is great to see ATI’s board partners still releasing products which breathe new life into the HD 5800-series. By now, the HD 5850 really should be showing its age and yet here it is in overclocked form breathing down the neck of the GTX 470...

By iXBT Labs on -

ASUS EAH5850 TOP is a very interesting lower high-end solution. It has 10% higher clock rates, which actually provide 5% more performance. However, this solution can also be overclocked (extremely, too),...

By Vortez on -

The ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP is an excellent graphics card. Some could say that the HD5850 is a crippled version of the high end HD5870 and that the former should not be considered in the same league. But our results today show that the difference...

By Motherboards.org on -

The ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 video card has several things going for it that other HD 5850 cards do not have. First feature is the DIRECTCU copper heatpipes that are in direct contact with the graphics chip. This allows the card to run much...

By BrightHub on 100

The ASUS Radeon 5850 Direct CU is a very, very impressive card. The overclock which could be achieved with it was stunning. It would be nice to have a Radeon 5870 to compare it to, because at these clock speeds the Radeon 5850 should be able to...

By PCStats on -

The Radeon HD 5850 is a winner for both ATI and enthusiasts. It's the rare videocard that manages to balance price, 3D performance, features and power usage, resulting in a total package that will satisfy almost any gaming enthusiast. ATI's...

By Legit Reviews on -

The ASUS EAH5850 TOP is an incredible value for the gamer wanting to play the latest games. With a "modest" $339 price tag, a custom GPU cooler, and overclocking performance that gives the $500 cards a run for their money, this card should be on...

By Bjorn3D on 95

In conclusion this card performed well above our expectations. Asus has implemented lots of really great and extremely useful features into this card. Starting with the aftermarket cooler, this card runs extremely cool for a high end GPU but also at...

By Overclock3D on 83

Phew. That was a lot of testing.One of the things that became apparent very quickly was that the extra headroom allowed by the better cooling, which gave a better overclock, meant this was definitely going to come out on top. In some ways that made...

By Pureoverclock on -

It is often difficult to pick a specific graphics card model by manufacturer. We hear it constantly in the forums: "Should I buy Brand X or Brand Y for this card?" In each instance, we try to be as objective as possible, pointing out the various...

By techPowerUp! on 97

I can only applaud ASUS for their implementation of their EAH5850 TOP DirectCU. The card performed flawlessly in almost all our tests. The included overclock out of the box can give the card a performance boost of about 3% which is justified...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on -

Na maioria dos jogos e simulações que rodamos, a ASUS EAH5850 TOP obteve desempenho similar ao da Radeon HD 5850 padrão. Das vezes em que ela foi mais rápida, a diferença não foi significativa. O modelo testado da ASUS foi...

International Review By Alt om DATA on -

På specifikationerne ser kortet godt ud, men vi måtte opgive at teste kortet. Vi fik det nemlig aldrig til at...

International Review By PCWorld DK on 83

Afskyr du også støjende stationære pc'er? Så er der håb forude. Klik for større billede.Stadigt flere aktuelle ATI-grafikkort bliver i disse dage udstyret med forbedret køling. Det er et genialt tiltag, fordi...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

Wenn Sie alle Bilder sehen wollen, klicken Sie auf das Bild der Testkarte, dadurch kommen Sie in die Galerie. Eine richtig geniale Karte kommt von Asus, die EAH5850 Top ist superleise, sehr kühl und vom Hersteller übertaktet. Standard...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 95

ASUS EAH5850 TOP har vist sig at være et glimrende alternativ til gameren og entusiasten, der ikke ønsker at overclocke deres nyindkøbte grafikkort, men i stedet søger imod en sikker løsning. Grafikkortet er overclocket fra...