Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5
93
Based on 14 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast 3D gaming performance for the price.
  • Two bundled games.
  • The highest performance yet for a mid-range gaming card.

Cons:

  • Warranty support requires return to retailer.
  • Only a two year warranty.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Good Gear Guide on 90

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB boasts plenty of power, with many of the same features as the 5870. The clincher, though, is the price. Four hundred dollars is fantastic for a card hard on the heels of a GTX 295 or HD 5870. If you're shopping...

By Overclock3D on 77

So it would seem that once again, Sapphire has presented us with yet another fantastic product. It should be mentioned of course that much of the credit really goes to ATi as unlike many of Sapphire's offerings, their Radeon HD 5850 is based...

By Atomic MPC on 88

Good performance, value and...

By Hardware Canucks on

Personally, I’m of the opinion that both Sapphire’s HD 5770 and HD 5850 provide excellent value for your money by offering high-end performance coupled with excellent efficiency. Both of these cards have truly set the bar high and may...

By iXBT Labs on

First of all, let me remind you that all RADEON HD 5xxx cards support the new DirectX 11 API, higher-quality anisotropic filtering, triple-monitor configurations, as well as other features described in our baseline review. RADEON HD 5850 is the...

By XSReviews on 100

It has to be said that the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 really doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. Throughout all testing, synthetic and gaming, the card consistently achieves high, solid frame rates and what’s even more impressive is that the...

By Rage3D on

Here you can see the edges of the raw performance the HD5970 offers. It's marketed as the world's fastest graphics card - a name it lives up to quite easily, and it looks like there is no competition on the horizon until at least Q1 2010....

By Maximum PC on 90

Great performance at a midrange price As with Sapphire’s Radeon HD 5870, the company’s HD 5850 card ships with coupons for two games: Dirt 2 and Battlestations: Pacific. Sapphire’s HD 5850 delivers a stock Radeon HD 5850, with its...

By ThinkComputers on 100

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 beat the 1GB GTX 260 quite soundly in every test. The overclock gave me more of a performance boost than I would have expected from a 5% overclock, in all but one test the gains were significant. Even in the other test, a...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

While the 5870 is all about showcasing innovation, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB also boasts plenty of power, with many of the same features. The clincher, though, is the price....

By InsideHW on

ATI Radeon 5850 and 5870 are for users with larger budgets. ATI Radeon 5850 has very good performances, but if you don’t want to be bothered with in-game settings and can afford it – go for ATI Radeon...

By Bigbruin on

The HD5850 is a good option for those looking for a gaming graphics card with solid, above average performance. That statement would fit with just about any HD5850 card on the market, and while Sapphire usually does something interesting to set their...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

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 different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are...

By Overclockers Club on

The Sapphire HD 5850 does not disappoint. It's one step down the performance ladder and it gives the GTX285 a run for its money. It does not always come out on top in that contest, but in 26 out of 40 tests the results show the HD 5850 to score...

By Motherboards.org on

ATI has hit a home run with the HD 5800 series as the cards are the fastest single chip solutions on the market for most applications and the full compliance with DirectX 11 allows you to have a sense of future-proofing more than any other card on the...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: If you're looking for a powerful new graphics card, this is the one. It's breathtakingly fast, yet still £100 cheaper than the HD 5870. The Radeon HD 5870 (see What's New, Shopper 162) is the most powerful graphics card...

International Review By PcHS.IT on 100

La Sapphire HD5850, oltre che confermare ulteriormente le qualità del chip RV870, ha chiarito come la sorella "minore" della più famosa HD5870 non sia assolutamente una scelta di serie B. Nei nostri test abbiamo avuto modo di vedere che la...

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.Die Radeon HD 5850 muss erst einmal eingestuft werden. Sie ist deutlich schneller als eine Geforce GTX 275, kann mit einer übertakteten...

International Review By Hardware-Mag on

Leistungsmäßig kann die Radeon HD 5850 das Spitzenmodell der Vorgänger-Familie klar hinter sich lassen und auch die GeForce GTX 275 aus dem Hause Nvidia schlagen. Hier kann die HD 5850 klar die Vorteile der geballten Power von 2,15...

International Review By svethardware.cz on

Radeony HD 5000 přišly na trh v nejlepší možné konstelaci událostí, protože konkurenční Nvidia má své produkty další generace ještě pravděpodobně...