XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review :: Test Setup and Software

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

By Doc Overclock

XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Review GPUz


We have decided to add the Uningine Heaven benchmark to our test suite. As more cards are tested we will add them to the database. We will also add Dirt 2 and Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 to our benchmark suite as we get cards tested. That will give us two DirectX 11 games, a DirectX 11 benchmark, four DirectX 10.0/10.1 games and two DirectX 10.0 benchmarks for our video card suite.

Test System

  • Core i7 920 CPU running 2.66GHz standard
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • XFX RADEON HD 5850 Black Edition card running Catalyst 9.11 drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • 3GB Kingston KHK1600 DDR3-1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz (Maximum memory supported by Core i7 920 CPU)
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Windows 7
  • Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master Ultimate 1000W PSU


  • BattleForge DirectX 10.0/11 (only on ATI 58xx cards)
  • HAWX DX 10.0/10.1 (on ATI cards)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum DX 10
  • Resident Evil 5 DX10
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage