Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 12 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Direct X 11 Compatible.
  • Affordable.
  • CrossFire Ready.

Cons:

  • Large.
  • Cooling fan audible under full load.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Atomic MPC on 91

Sapphire’s Toxic blue us...

By iXBT Labs on

Sapphire Toxic HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 is an excellent solution for overclockers. It bears a very efficient cooler which allows increasing clock rates up to those typical of Radeon HD 5870. It was interesting to examine the effect of fewer stream...

By itreviews.com on

Sapphire's Toxic cards are a popular choice for those seeking an overclocked card out of the box and the HD5850 should only aid that popularity. Not only faster than the reference design, it's just so much quieter in operation, so offering a...

By Legit Reviews on

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic Edition video card is the real McCoy and should be high on the list of cards when looking for a Radeon HD...

By FiringSquad on 93

Sapphire Radeon 5850 Toxic ReviewSapphire 5850 Toxic card and box5850 Toxic and Radeon 5870 reference boardNow that ATI’s sorted out their supply issues with the Radeon 5800 series, they’re opening things up and allowing their board...

By Hardware Canucks on

Reviewing a pre-overclocked card is never easy due to the simple fact that most of them don’t offer enough noticeable performance differences over stock products to justify their premium price. On the flip side of this coin, there are some...

By Techgage on 95

When the term "Radeon" is uttered, "Sapphire" is another that seems to follow. While there are a great number of vendors who produce ATI-based graphics cards, such as PowerColor, XFX, Gigabyte, ASUS and so forth, its Sapphire who holds the dominant...

By HEXUS.net on 77

AMD currently offers a trio of high-end gaming cards that have most of the checkboxes ticked. The cheapest is the Radeon HD 5850 that's available for £225 for a reference model, listed by most of AMD's AIB partners. Extend the budget to...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC 1GBBack when we first tested the 5850 we found it to be a card which offered a great balance of price and performance. Sapphire have taken that product, improved the look of the PCB, enhanced the specifications and...

By Rage3D on 90

SapphireAcross the board the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC is better than the reference design: improved cooling, improved noise levels and improved performance; the design and components offer a great platform for serious overclockers....

By Hi Tech Legion on

Read the "Putting it all Together" section and see what you missed. ProsDirect X 11 Compatible Affordable Upgrade (per class) CrossFire Ready Eyefinity Multi Display Capable Shader 5.0 Pre Overclocked Vapor-X Cooling Solution ConsNone Prev -...

By AnandTech on

The launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series has been a noticeably different than other major GPU launches in the last half-decade. Process problems over at TSMC and a lack of a competitive card from NVIDIA has resulted in a level of demand that until this...

By Elite Bastards on

At this point in time we've probably exhausted our list of superlatives for AMD's DirectX 11 parts, particularly at the high-end where the wonders of AMD's "Cypress" architecture are still clear to see in terms of features, functionality and...

By Neoseeker on

The Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic is strong across the board, and has no real big downsides either, besides one. In short, this card is recommended. The HD 5850 model offers high-end performance, and a price that is within reason, selling for around the...

By Overclockers Club on

As ATI's largest partner, Sapphire usually can put together something special once the reference cards are released. Time and again we have seen the Atomic, Vapor-X, and Toxic cards come spilling out the doors with special cooling setups, as well as...

By Computer Shopper on 93

The overclocked Radeon HD 5850 Toxic Edition provides gaming performance very close to that of cards selling for about $100 more....

International Review By PCBrain on 85

Quando si parla di ATi, il primo brand a venire in mente è Sapphire, ovvero il più grande produttore di VGA dotate di Chipset AMD ATi. Sapphire, infatti, grazie ad una politica basata sul lancio di prodotti, talvolta anche non reference, a...

International Review By HardWare Análisis on 96

La segunda generación de tarjetas ATI de la serie HD 5000 comienza a desembarcar, cobrando cada vez más fuerza las modelos personalizados por los fabricantes, que suponen cambios considerables respecto al modelo de referencia, y que aparte de...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Der ambitionierte Spieler ist mit der Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic gut bedient. Das leise und effiziente Kühlkonzept geht auf und es bleibt dem Anwender überlassen weiter an den Taktraten des ohnehin guten HD 5850 Chipsatzes zu drehen. Mit...

International Review By BitCity on 93

Con la recente Radeon HD 5850 "Toxic Edition", Sapphire intende rinnovare il proprio brand dedicato all'utenza evoluta, con un prodotto completo e particolarmente veloce. Si tratta di una versione alla quale è stato imposto un overclock di...