ATI Radeon HD 5850 Crossfire Review :: Gaming in Crossfire

11-04-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Battle Forge was the first game to support DirectX 11 which is the major feature of these cards. The game is not improved visually over the DirectX 10.1 version of the game but does use Shader Model 5, DirectCompute to speed up performance over DirectX 10.1. With two cards, the game had frame rates in excess of 100 fps in DirectX 11 mode, making it excellent for the users of these cards.

Tom Clancy is one of my favorite military fiction writers along with Dale Brown and Steven Coontz. Tom Clancy spun off his books into video games, movies and other media. HAWX stands for High Altitude Warfare eXperimental squadron. HAWX was one of the first games to fully support DirectX 10.1 on ATI cards and certain NVIDIA cards. The game is completely playable on the HD 5850 in CrossfireX mode with 8x AA and 16x AF playable up to a resolution of 1920x1200, the maximum my monitor displays.

Resident Evil 5 is the latest in a long line of games dated back to the 1990s on the Playstation gaming platform. The first time you faced Albert Wesker or the rabid dogs that came after you in the labs are really scary moments in PC gaming. The zombies from the first few games have given way to the plague infested humans carrying a virus that turns them into creatures with smarts. This game has graphics that take advantage of DirectX 10.0. Two HD 5850s are completely playable up to 16x FSAA, 16x AF at 1920x1200.


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