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HIS Radeon HD 5850 1 GB

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The HIS Radeon HD 5850 is based on AMD's reference design and delivers amazing rendering performance at a much more affordable price than the HD 5870. It comes with an impressing low power consumption and the lack of fan noise is also very enjoyable. Overall it seems like this will be the best high end card available this year.

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Oh my. The power efficiency is FANTASTIC! fanATIcs rejoice!
Imma wait until single 6-pin cards are released and buy two :)

Great review as always!
 
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OMG i will not have to change my PSU 5850 power consumptions is almost as the 4850 :p
 
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whoa, it beat the GTX285 in nearly every test and is like100 dollars cheaper o_O and it can reach 1Ghz on stock cooling O.O
 

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cant wait until the non ref parts appear
 
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When my money is even again think I'll grab one of these rather then a 870, the price difference is to much for performance gains that I'm not to bothered by.

Think I might wait for a single 8 pin version or something : ]
 

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In before the nVidia apologists! That's okay, I'll fill in for them.

The yields for this card are going to be low.

The presence of two power connectors even though it only needs one is a sure sign of poor planning at ATI.

The G300 is going to be faster.

Sometimes using more power is better if you're cold in the winter and need a heat source -- this card would likely kill you if you used it in Antarctic environments as your main heat source.

I like the color green better than red.

Did I mention the G300?
 

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There will be plenty of these for xmas, don't play the 'yields' card. Every new type of accelerator faced a few initial problems that ironed out in weeks.
 
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Nice.

Same length as my 4870, but without the power connectors on-end. I'll be able to fit more than one in my case.
 

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There will be plenty of these for xmas, don't play the 'yields' card. Every new type of accelerator faced a few initial problems that ironed out in weeks.
He is being sarcastic as people will come in and bitch that the cards are not good etc.
 
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Thanks for the review! Could u post a gpuz screenshoot at 1ghz please? ;)
let me get that for you .. after my döner kebab
 
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Ahh... the HD5850: ~17% slower* but ~41% less power hungry and ~48% cheaper than an HD5870. And it's 9.5"! What's not to like? Alas it will have to wait, my HD4870 is still plenty fast for me, I'm not made of money :p

* nothing a little OC won't solve.

cant wait until the non ref parts appear
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The 5850 amazes me in all ways except one. The up-side-down oriented fansink's 2 heat-pipes and convoluted airflow design. I would just rip that whole bitch apart and mount a TRUE copper right on the die with twin 200CFM deltas.

Oh, btw, good review W1zzard.
 

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Hot damn, simply amazing card. Hopefully this drives the prices down on nVidia's high end offerings. They won't have a choice but to lower prices, this thing is faster and $100 cheaper than a GTX285.

I was still hoping for the HD5870 topping the GTX295 though, but it looks like we are stuck with insane pricing on that still until ATi can't manage to release a product that can compete.
 
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Fantastic review W1zz! :)
Was the 1GHz using stock cooling? And what kind of temps did that have?
This just makes me want mine to arrive at the door right now!
 

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added gpuz 1 ghz. temps in the high 80s, stock cooler of course
 
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Hmm interesting! I'll be having some tinkering time when it arrives then.
 
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exact model I ordered, I hope mine comes close to it OC wise. thats A perfect review W1zz. Thank you so much.
 

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it's 9.7 actually. what kept me from giving a 10? it's not the best price/perf wise, the fan could be quieter, it could be available in masses and the shaders unlockable. neither of these is impossible or unrealistic.
 
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I think it was the power consumption numbers that sold me. I'll likely be replacing both my 4830's to get one of these... Half the idle W, same load W, more performance... Mmm nom nom nom...
 

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let me get that for you .. after my döner kebab
Thanks for the review and the info W1zzard. While you're at it could you tell us what the max clocks are in CCC? A screenie would be nice. This card might be deadly in the hands of a bencher.

Thanks
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