XFX HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Graphics card

UTIII, GRID & COD 4

 
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
 
 
GRID
 
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.
 
 
 
 
 
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast game play. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long game play demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
 
 
Results Analysis
 
Interestingly, the HD5850 could not repeat it's amazing performance in the real world gaming tests that it had with the synthetic Futuremark benchmarks. GRID aside, it wasn't until the resolutions and filters were increased that the HD5850 really begin to stretch it's legs. Let's take a look at the next batch of games...
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19-10-2009, 05:29:15

Msm2
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19-10-2009, 05:50:36

tinytomlogan
Fixed, missed a bracket Quote

19-10-2009, 05:57:24

FarFarAway
Damn that looks hawt

Tempting indeed, especially at that sweet-spot £200 Quote

19-10-2009, 10:51:43

Ham
Hmm, is it finally time for a worthwhile upgrade from peoples 8800GTs and GTXs.Quote

19-10-2009, 10:55:21

nepas
after looking at that I am regretting buying a 4890 last monthQuote
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