Tuesday, March 23rd 2010

Sapphire Introduces Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC 2 GB Graphics Card

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced a new version of its successful HD SAPPHIRE HD 5850 TOXIC Edition with a larger frame buffer size of 2GB. The SAPPHIRE HD 5850 TOXIC series are SAPPHIRE original designs based on the latest 40nm graphics architecture from the ATI division of AMD. They feature 1440 stream processors and 72 texture units delivering the fastest performance in class as well as supporting ATI Stream technology.

Designed for the enthusiast or demanding user, the SAPPHIRE HD 5850 2G TOXIC Edition is factory overclocked to 765MHz core and has 2GB of high speed DDR5 memory clocked at 1125MHz (4500MHz effective). SAPPHIRE’s World leading Vapor-X technology not only allows the cards to run as much as 15 degrees C cooler and 10dB quieter than the standard models, it provides additional headroom for further performance tuning (overclocking).

The SAPPHIRE HD 5850 TOXIC Editions speed up existing DirectX10.1, DirectX 10 and DirectX 9.0 games and applications, and support stunning new levels of detail, transparency and lighting effects in the latest releases of software using DirectX 11. They support all the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11, and deliver spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects, including over multiple monitors whilst working at lower operating temperatures and significantly more quietly because of the SAPPHIRE award winning Vapor-X cooling technology. All of this comes with the modest active power consumption of less than 160W – and using Dynamic Power Management the card has a new super low-power idle mode at less than 30W.

These cards support the latest features demanded by Microsoft DirectX 11, including DirectCompute 11 instructions, hardware Tessellation and multi-threaded communications with the system CPU. These combine to provide new capabilities for the interaction between transparent objects, new lighting and accelerated post processing effects as well as physics calculations and accelerated video transcoding.

All the SAPPHIRE HD 5850 models have the latest on board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder) considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. In this series the UVD has been enhanced to be able simultaneously to decode two 1080p HD video streams and to be able to display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support.

In addition to spectacular image clarity, speed and visual effects, members of the SAPPHIRE HD 5000 series support a new multi-monitor mode known as ATI Eyefinity. This allows a single GPU to display images over an array of several monitors. With its versatile output configuration of two Dual-link DVI connectors plus HDMI and DisplayPort, the HD 5850 series supports up to three monitors in ATI Eyefinity mode, with a resolution of up to 7680 x 1600. This opens up exciting possibilities not just for multi-screen gaming, but also for information systems, multimedia systems and promotional displays.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5800 series is supported by AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver which delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications as well as ATI Eyefinity and ATI Stream technology.
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15 Comments on Sapphire Introduces Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC 2 GB Graphics Card

#1
afw
Good card for Eyefinity .... :pimp:
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#2
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
:shadedshu go figure the card i want gets announced during the time i wont have any expendable income for the next few months
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#3
Lionheart
I love that design, I hope they make a HD5890 2gb like that:toast:
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#4
assaulter_99
Yeah it looks nice! I'd love to have one... Sad thing is, I'm broke right now!
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#5
Lionheart
by: assaulter_99
Yeah it looks nice! I'd love to have one... Sad thing is, I'm broke right now!
lol I am too:toast:
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#6
jasper1605
I wonder if they'll do a trade-in for my 1 gig 5850 toxic that i bought a month ago :)

but in regards to the overclocking.....
If they didn't block voltage changes through something other than expert soldering this would be a perfect 10/10 card. I can still hit a pretty high OC, but I can't take it past 1.088 volts :( Why have an awesome cooling fan if one can't use it with crazy high voltages!!?!?!?!!?! :cry:
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#7
HalfAHertz
by: jasper1605
I wonder if they'll do a trade-in for my 1 gig 5850 toxic that i bought a month ago :)

but in regards to the overclocking.....
If they didn't block voltage changes through something other than expert soldering this would be a perfect 10/10 card. I can still hit a pretty high OC, but I can't take it past 1.088 volts :( Why have an awesome cooling fan if one can't use it with crazy high voltages!!?!?!?!!?! :cry:
Has anyone reviewed any HD5800 2gb cards? I can't seem to find anything.
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#8
chron
Is there a point to a 2gb card if you don't game above 1920x1080?
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#9
jasper1605
doesn't the extra vram help with larger screens?
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#10
OneCool
2gb of Vram may not matter now but whos to say about 1 or 2 years from now.

2 years from now you might not get a way with 1gb of vram.

Believe it or not some people dont upgrade every 6 months....
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#11
LAN_deRf_HA
I need a lot of vram for gta. I get tired of having to wait for shit to load in as it clears the old memory (I disabled the view distance limit). I really don't get why it's taken this long to get a 2 GB 58xx card out but I welcome it. Except I don't think I'd get this one as overclocking programs don't seem to be able to increase the core voltage of the toxic cards, severely gimping their value.
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#12
jasper1605
by: OneCool
2gb of Vram may not matter now but whos to say about 1 or 2 years from now.

2 years from now you might not get a way with 1gb of vram.

Believe it or not some people dont upgrade every 6 months....
:twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch: That's a lie. I don't want to believe it...
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#13
eidairaman1
by: OneCool
2gb of Vram may not matter now but whos to say about 1 or 2 years from now.

2 years from now you might not get a way with 1gb of vram.

Believe it or not some people dont upgrade every 6 months....
Usually when I upgrade video, the ram quadruples in size and 2GB from 512MB is a x4 jump.
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#14
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: Phxprovost
:shadedshu go figure the card i want gets announced during the time i wont have any expendable income for the next few months
Il take 2 please... oh wait I have no money either:cry:

(they wont be cheap but what a cool card when they finally go down in $)
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#15
Wile E
Power User
This is wonderful news and all, but where the hell are my 2GB 5870's?
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