XFX HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Graphics card

Crysis, Oblivion & Far Cry 2

 

 
Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
 
 
 
 

Oblivion from Bethseda is now an 'old' game by today's standards, but is still one of the most visually taxing games out there. The benchmark was run in the wilderness with all settings set to the maximum possible. Bloom was used in preference to HDR. The test was run five times with the average FPS then being deduced.
 

 
 


Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
 

 
 
Results Analysis
 
In contrast to the previous set of gaming results, the HD5850 easily out performed the GTX285 and was only 10-15% behind the HD5870. As ever, it appears each GPU manufacturer has it's favoured titles and while ATI had traditionally struggled with Crysis, ATI it appears seem to have unlocked some fantastic performance from their latest cards and drivers. Far Cry 2 has always favoured the ATI cards so no surprises there but the much older Oblivion still appears to put both teams to the test with it's magnificent sceneries.
 
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Damn that looks hawt

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

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

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