Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Sapphire Brings Back HD 5800 Series with Xtreme Editions

Hailed as the most exciting development in graphics for several generations, the original SAPPHIRE HD 5800 series not only included the fastest single GPU available, but was also the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and multi-monitor displays in Eyefinity mode. Now it’s back – with the exciting new SAPPHIRE HD 5800 series Xtreme Editions!

Two models will be available from April 2011 – the SAPPHIRE HD 5850 Xtreme and the SAPPHIRE HD 5830 Xtreme. Both will represent spectacular value for money – and support all the latest games and applications.

With a 150GB/s memory interface to 1GB of the latest GDDR5 memory, and a GPU architecture with a total of 1440 stream processors and 72 texture units, the new SAPPHIRE HD 5850 Xtreme speeds through older DirectX10.1, DirectX 10 and DirectX 9.0 games and applications – as well as delivering stunning levels of performance, detail, transparency and lighting effects in the latest DX11 games and applications.

Not far behind is the SAPPHIRE HD 5830 Xtreme Edition with its 1120 stream processors and 56 texture units. With its core clocks of 800MHz and 1GB of DDR5 memory with speeds of 1000MHz (4GHz effective), it represents a breakthrough in value for money for the gamer.

Both cards feature new SAPPHIRE original cooler designs, and optimised voltage regulation, which together with clock and memory speeds can be adjusted with the SAPPHIRE TriXX overclocking tool (free for users to download) to enhance performance. Both cards offer support for all the advanced graphical features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and deliver spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5800 series has an on board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder) considerably reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. In the SAPPHIRE HD 5800 series the UVD can simultaneously decode two 1080p HD video streams and is able to display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability is compliant with HDMI 1.3a and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

In addition to spectacular image clarity, speed and visual effects, the SAPPHIRE HD 5800 Xtreme series supports the multi-monitor mode known as Eyefinity. This allows a single GPU to display a choice of images over an array of several monitors and to treat them as a single layer surface – or as one large display area.

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.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5850 and HD 5830 Xtreme Editions are shipping from April 2011.
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36 Comments on Sapphire Brings Back HD 5800 Series with Xtreme Editions

#1
LDNL
Wait what?
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#2
Loosenut
SAPPHIRE HD 5800 Xtreme series
Also known as the "Xcess parts we need to get rid of" series
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#3
Hustler
by: Loosenut
Also known as the "Xcess parts we need to get rid of" series
Who cares.... 5850 performance @ 460 prices is a win for the consumer.....
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#4
Lionheart
Werid but if der cheap and priced well, good!
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#5
Xaser04
The HD5850 Extreme is available for £115 here in the UK. In terms of price vs performance it is basically unbeatable.

The HD5830 is also "good" value at £85 although it is a HD5830 *shudders*.
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#6
extrasalty
At least Sapphire are honest about it- unlike nV that likes renaming old parts with newer generation models.
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#7
Enmity
whats the clocks on the 5850?
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#8
Jack Doph
by: Enmity
whats the clocks on the 5850?
The standard reference clocks (725/1000)
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#9
cheesy999
by: Xaser04
The HD5850 Extreme is available for £115 here in the UK. In terms of price vs performance it is basically unbeatable.

The HD5830 is also "good" value at £85 although it is a HD5830 *shudders*.
Where can you even find the 5850, i've just had a look around scan and ebuyer and they don't even sell that model, all of the other 5850s are £140
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#10
Jack Doph
These are due to be (re-) released, so wait for it if your usual suppliers don't have it yet :)
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#11
DarkOCean
the msrp for these are 150$ for 5850 and 130$ for 5830.
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#12
Dippyskoodlez
<3 my dual 5850 setup, nice to see this series still alive and kicking.
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#13
20mmrain
With the name extreme though I would have expected clocks to be in the atomic area. Let down in the naming scheme to me. Like one said earlier "getting rid of excess pats edition"
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I'm still rocking a 5850. Great card and with the prices the way they are now theres not much better out there. I mean you have to be a dumbass or a serious folder/bencher to spend 300+ bones on a GPU right now when there is maybe one game that will strain a year old GPU (5850).
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#15
devguy
Here's a review of the HD 5830 Extreme-ly late from Sapphire (for linux).
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#16
catnipkiller
what does amd black vision mean? is this like black edtion for cpu's? my 5870 came with it on its box as well.
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#17
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: catnipkiller
what does amd black vision mean? is this like black edtion for cpu's? my 5870 came with it on its box as well.
Its made by black people.
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#18
catnipkiller
by: TheMailMan78
Its made by black people.
:mad: time for nvidia
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#19
tigger
I'm the only one
Probs more like yellow people MM :P
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#20
u2konline
If the price are price at 119 dollars, than yea this is a good deal. If not, than its a waste of time.
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#21
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: catnipkiller
:mad: time for nvidia
Um...
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#22
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: extrasalty
At least Sapphire are honest about it- unlike nV that likes renaming old parts with newer generation models.
ATi/AMD does the same thing there slick, long before the G92 stuff with nVidia.
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#25
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: TheMailMan78
Its made by black people.
lmao :roll:
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