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[TG] Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB Review

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Sapphire is bringing back the HD5800 series, now in Extreme edition, I find this quite strange.
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Before we kick off this review, I'd like to give everyone a moment to regain their composure either from having a hearty laugh or being greatly confused. Yes, this is a review of an HD 5850 graphics card in, *checks calendar*, 2011.

Source: http://techgage.com/article/sapphire_radeon_hd_5850_xtreme_1gb_review/

All we need to finish the HD5800 Series now is an HD5870 Xtreme edition.

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the 5850 was the best of the series, low power usage yet high 3d output.

It's never been this good in terms of quality, cheap video cards.

Between the gtx 460 1gb, the 5850, and 6850 all going for some really good prices.
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post #3 of 65
IMO 2 news threads are not necessary.

Combine it with your first one: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/998927-amd-sapphire-releases-hd5830-extreme-edit.html
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OLD NEWS
i have hd5850 xtreme and runs good (usingt he right drivers)
still need to oc
but some getting good results
maybe they want to remove the stock
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Marketing fail.
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Very interesting results though!

I remember when the old X1800 series came out and my old 800GTO2 was better.
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Just getting rid of all the GPUs left over, as they start to order the next gen GPUs and stop using the old ones.
There is no "fail" or anything like that in trying to sell what ever they can before that series turns completely useless.
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These are one of the best bang for your buck cards. $140 for a 5850. Absolute steal.
    
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$150 for a 5850? I don't care if it's not reference, or it looks ugly, that is insane. Also still a bangin' card.
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Is this like, the best price/performance ever?
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