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Summary

Our Score

10/10

Review Price £209.99

HIS Radeon HD 5850 - Test Setup

We tested this card in the usual way, whereby we added it to our reference system, the details of which are below, then ran a series of gaming benchmarks. With the exception of Counter-Strike: Source (CSS) and Crysis, the results are recorded manually using FRAPs while we repeatedly play the same section of the game. For CSS and Crysis we use timedemos and framerate recording is automated. All results are repeated to check for consistency and the average of the results is recorded. For Crysis, all in-game detail settings are set to High while all the other games are run at their highest possible graphical settings.

Test System
* Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition
* Asus P6T motherboard
* 3 x 1GB Qimonda IMSH1GU03A1F1C-10F PC3-8500 DDR3 RAM
* 150GB Western Digital Raptor
* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Cards Tested
* AMD ATI HD 5870
* AMD ATI HD 5850
* AMD ATI HD 4870 X2
* AMD ATI HD 4890
* nVidia GeForce GTX 295
* nVidia GeForce GTX 285
* nVidia GeForce GTX 275

Drivers
* AMD ATI HD 5000 series driver
* Other ATI cards - Catalyst 9.9
* nVidia cards - 190.02

Games Tested
* Far Cry 2
* Crysis
* Race Driver: GRID
* Call of Duty 4
* Counter-Strike: Source

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