XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review :: Gaming

12-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Hard Drives

By Doc Overclock

Resident Evil 5 is the latest in a long running series of survivor horror games released originally for the original Playstation. In this game there are a horde of monsters taking over country in Africa. In this game the enemies are called Majini. The game uses DirectX 10 for the clothing and DirectX 9.0 for the other graphics effects. The HD 5850 Black Edition plays this game well, with high frame rates even at 1920x1200.

James Cameron is the director of many action movies including the Terminator series and many others including Aliens. His latest project is on a movie called Avatar. This movie will be entirely rendered in 3D. There is a game with the same name and the demo of the game has been released. The game stars you as Jake Sully in an alien world called Pandora. The game played great on the HD 5850 with fast frame rates throughout.

I decided to take a different tack with this review by using the Uniengine Heaven benchmark to show off some of the beautiful graphics DirectX 11 cards can produce. The benchmark uses Tessellation, Shader Model 5, and other aspects of DirectX 11 to deliver simply breathtaking visuals. The Uniengine benchmark is the first DirectX 11 benchmark. The HD 5850 ran this benchmark at 40+ fps at 1280x1024 4x FSAA and 20+ fps at 1920x1200.


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XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review Game screenshots

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XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review Game screenshots

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XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review Game screenshots

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XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review Game screenshots

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XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review Game screenshots

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