Outstanding performance in DirectX10 applications rivaling that of GTX 560 Ti.
Outstanding value for the delivered performance.
Full support of 3 monitors.
Very Low Price.
Ultra quiet custom Sapphire cooler.
DirectX 11 Gaming.
AMD Advanced Parallel Processing Technology (ATI Stream).
Lack of performance in DirectX11 applications.
By Bit-tech.net on June 10, 2011
Throughout this review, we’ve compared the Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB with the Radeon HD 6850 1GB and the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, as these cards have comparable specifications. An HD 6850 will typically cost upwards of £130, though, while GTX...81
By LanOC Reviews on April 22, 2011
When we started this review we knew the HD5850 would perform well, but we were curious how it would stand up against the current generation cards. As it turns out, surprisingly well. The HD5850 is priced to compete with Nvidia’s GTX 550 Ti and the...100
By HardwareHeaven on April 14, 2011
Moving on to the graphics cards the range of products tested today tells us that Sapphire offer an excellent level of performance from £80 upwards. The 5830 lets us game at 1920x1080 with high detail without issue, the 5850 and 6870 give us a little...90
By Techgage on April 14, 2011
" page until I am 100% done the rest of the article. The reason is simple... in order to be as accurate as possible with my final thoughts, I need to understand all of the angles, and in the case of Sapphire's HD 5850 Xtreme, I think it's a good...95
By Kitguru.net on April 12, 2011
Sapphire have just launched a ‘get them while you can deal’. They are still great cards, especially with the current...85
By Pureoverclock on April 12, 2011
When Sapphire approached us about a new card launch so close after the release of the 6790, we were a bit surprised, as we hadn't heard of any upcoming AMD cards in the pipe. And when Sapphire said there were two card models, not just one, we were...-
By Bjorn3D on April 12, 2011
While generally people tend to look down upon previous generation graphics cards, the Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme Edtion has proven itself as a worthy contender. In fact, when compared to a stock 6850, in certain tests, the Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme was...83
By Gamers Daily News on April 12, 2011
Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme Introduction:You’re building your next system on a budget, and have a tough decision in terms of video card choices. In fact, most cards out there that offer a decent quality DirectX11 experience and performance are priced...85
By Overclockers Club on April 11, 2011
There is quite a bit to say about the two new Sapphire cards coming out, the Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme and the Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme. The first aspect of the HD5800 Xtreme series that I wanted to point out is the fact that at the stock speeds, the...-
By Neoseeker on April 11, 2011
The HD 5850 and HD 5830 Xtreme graphics cards don’t bring anything terribly new to the market, but they are currently among the fastest graphics cards available under $150. On top of this, they have great thermal performance, are very quiet and support...-