Powercolor Radeon HD 5850 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe AX5850-1GBD5-PPDH

  • Powercolor Radeon HD 5850 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 PCIe AX5850-1GBD5-PPDH
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  • Factory overclocked to 760MHz GPU and 1050 GDDR5, Second-fastest DirectX 11 graphics accelerator available, Consumes only 18W or power at idle, Native HDMI 1.3b streams uncompressed audio and video output, Outstanding performance for ultra high-end gam...
  • Extremely quiet, Overclocked out of the box, Custom design, 40 nm GPU, Dirt 2 voucher included, Support for DirectX 11, Support for AMD EyeFinity Technology, Native HDMI & DisplayPort output, Low temperatures


  • Fan exhausts some heated air back into case, Maximum postprocessing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Expensive premiumlevel product
  • Higher power draw than reference design, Cooler not as visually pleasing as reference design cooler, Out of the box overclock makes almost no difference, Card may not fit all cases with heatpipes sticking out of it, No support for CUDA/PhysX

Expert reviews and ratings

By HardwareHeaven on 100

tarting with build quality the PowerColor 5850 PCS+ feels like a solid card, there are no loose sections on the heatsink or cooler and overall there is little to fault on this level. The design of the card is also good, offering an attractive take on...

By Overclock3D on 80

Wrapping up a card such as this is one of the easier jobs. After all I certainly don't have to go over the details of a ATI HD5850 again because by now you all know it's probably the best value single card for good gaming at sensible...

By Kitguru.net on 80

Powercolor have released a very competitively priced HD5850, being only 20 more than the reference design. Its cooler, quieter and faster nuff...

By HotHardware on

Over and above what we've already mentioned, the PowerColor Radeon HD 5800 series PCS+ cards are also competitively priced. In fact, the PowerColor Radeon HD 5850 PCS+ is currently the least expensive Radeon HD 5850...

By HardOCP on

From what we have seen today, the feature that should be most hyped on the PowerColor PCS+ HD5870 and HD5850 video cards are their thermal solutions. The PCS+ cooler does its job very well, and if the power utilization wasnt as high as it was,...

By Benchmark Reviews on 90

Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While Benchmark Reviews does its best to ensure that all aspects of the...

By techPowerUp! on 97

When Powercolor first approached me about their new Radeon HD 5850 PCS+ I was very sceptical and wondered what could be improved on a nearly perfect product. Now that the review is done, I have to applaud Powercolor for successfully achieving that...

International Review By PCWorld France on

Autant la 5870 PCS+ nous avait charms, autant cette 5850 PCS+ nous doit. Premirement, pour des soucis d'conomie d'chelle probablement, PowerColor sort une 5850... plus longue que le design de...

International Review By Pc Tuner on

Il modello Radeon HD PCS+ 5850 proposto da Powercolor ha dalla propria parte diversi accorgimenti tecnici come ad esempio le frequenze di funzionamento innalzate di fabbrica dal produttore, il sistema di raffreddamento pi efficiente e...

International Review By ComputerBase on

Nach einer schieren Ewigkeit kommen nun endlich die ersten Modelle der Radeon HD 5850 abseits des zwar annehmbaren aber lange nicht optimalen Referenzdesigns auf den Markt. Mit der Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic sowie der PowerColor Radeon HD 5850 PCS+...

International Review By HardTecs4U on

Die PowerColor PCS+-Serie spielt in der Produktpalette des Herstellers eine wichtige Rolle. Damit richtet man sich an Gamer, vorrangig bezeichnet PowerColor diese Modelle aber als Enthusiasten-Produkte. Gerade bei der neuen PCS+ 5800-Serie ist man...