Benchmarks: Street Fighter IV, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky
Here the Radeon HD 5850 managed to outpace even Nvidia's current flagship, the GeForce GTX 295, beating it by an impressive 18% performance margin at 2560x1600. With an average of 111fps at this resolution the Radeon HD 5850 is the third fastest graphics card available in this game behind the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the "Cypress XT" Radeon HD 5870.
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky the Radeon HD 5850 defeated Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 once again by a 19% margin at 2560x1600. The 5850 card was also 19% slower than the Radeon HD 5870 at the same resolution.