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XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express Card HD585AZNFC

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  • Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 5850
  • Core Clock: 725MHz
  • Memory: DDR5, 1GB, 256-BIT, 4000MHZ
  • Output: 2DVI, display port,hdmi (dual link support)
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  • Minimum RAM: 1024

Product Description

Product Description

Radeon Hd5850 Pcie 1gb Ddr5 Ctlr2port Dvi Hdmi

From the Manufacturer

XFX offers you the ultimate reality check with the new XFX Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics cards. Bringing three new dimensions to gaming reality, these graphics cards challenge the limits that have restrained your gaming. Until now. First, ATI Eyefinity Technology literally broadens your horizons by enabling you to spread out across three displays at resolutions of up to 1080p. Use this “wrap-around” in-picture experience to become fully immersed in your gaming—or productively immerse in your work.1 Second, ATI Stream Technology gives your system a significant boost by offloading tasks usually sent to your CPU to your GPU. The result is a more balanced gaming platform that can handle the demands of today’s fully immersive games.2 Third, both the XFX Radeon HD 5850 offer full Microsoft® DirectX®11 support so that you can push your settings to the max and still game at the highest resolutions. And, sure-to-make-you-blink 3D effects are generated through HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation.

Technology Features

Microsoft DirectX®11
DirectX® 11 is a key feature of Windows® 7 and is important for two key reasons: it helps consumers experience better performing games and faster computing.

ATI Eyefinity technology with DisplayPort connectivity, enables a single GPU to support up to six independent display outputs simultaneously. Boost everyday productivity, or intensify gaming with ultra-immersive playing environments.

ATI Stream Technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system’s central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics.

PCI Express 2.0
solutions double the bandwidth of the existing PCI Express bus delivers faster graphics and enhanced system performance. Additionally, it supports Advanced Power Management features, leading the industry to optimize overall system energy efficiency.

Bonus Game Included!
FOR A LIMITED TIME get your FREE DiRT2 download coupon included in specially marked packages (game available for download December 11, 2009).3 Take the wheel in this first DirectX 11 racing game and experience some of the most realistic graphics ever.

Tessellation is a technique used for many years in the creation of CG film and television effects to add detail to 3D images and it’s now available to PC developers for real time rendering via DirectX 11. Tessellation is truly critical for more realistic environments and characters:

  • Create dynamic water surfaces – look more realistic than ever before
  • Create dynamic clothing on characters – more accurate interaction with environments including wind and movement
  • Create more detailed crowds – high levels of detail no longer need to be limited to characters in the front rows

Multi-threading support built into DirectX 11 enables rendering tasks assigned to the CPU to be efficiently spread across AMD’s multiple cores, enabling a better balance of performance between the CPU and GPU.

  • The CPU can effectively feed the graphics processors more data reducing a performance bottleneck

Compute Shaders
Compute Shaders are programs that are executed on the graphics processor. With DirectX 11 and DirectCompute, developers are able to use the massive parallel processing power of modern GPUs to accelerate a much wider range of applications that were previously only executable on CPUs.

  • Optimized post-processing effects – apply advanced lighting techniques to enhance the mood in a scene
  • High quality shadow filtering – no more hard edges on a shadow, see shadows the way you would in real life
  • Depth of field – use the power of the GPU to have more realistic transitions of focal points - imagine looking through a gun sight or a camera lens
  • High definition ambient occlusion – incredibly realistic lighting and shadow combinations

Double Lifetime Warranty
XFX will repair and service this graphics card for as long as you live! Even for those of you who know how to push XFX cards to the limits, if anything goes wrong, XFX will service it free of charge! additionally XFX will also honor the protection plan for the second owner as well. You get the protection AND the added value of being able to pass along a full warranty. With XFX Live Help you will be able to communicate through instant messaging directly to our support representatives for any help with your XFX graphics card.

Package Contents
XFX Radeon™ HD 5850, Installation CD, CrossFire Bridge, Quick Installation Guide, Driver CD Installation Guide, XFX Serial Number Door Hanger, 6-pin to 4-pin Power Cable, DVI to VGA Adapter, Promotional Game bundle includes DiRT2 Download Coupon.

System Requirements
PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard with one X16 graphics slot
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended.
Minimum 1GB of system memory

Other Features
PCI-E 2.0 Bus Type, Standard Performance, 725 MHz GPU Clock MHz, 256-bit Memory Interface Bus, GDDR5 Memory Type, 1024MB Memory Size, 4000 MHz Memory Clock, Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support, Shader Model 5.0 Support, Open GL 3.2 Optimization and Support, 500W Minimum Power Requirement, 500W with two 6-pin power cable
Cooling Fansink, ROHS, Double Profile, ATI Radeon CrossFireX™ Technology, ATI Radeon PowerPlay™, ATI Radeon Stream Technology, 2048 x 1536 Max Resolution Analog, 2560 x 1600 Max Resolution Digital, ATI Eyefinity Technology, DisplayPort

Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology, and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across three displays.
2 Requires application support for ATI Stream technology.
3 DiRT2 download available starting December 11. Not available in all regions. Download coupon included in select XFX models only for a limited time. Codemasters”, the Codemasters logo and “DiRT”® are registered trademarks owned by Codemasters. “DiRT 2”™ is a trademark of Codemasters Software Company Limited. “Colin McRae”™ and the Colin McRae signature device are registered trademarks of Colin McRae. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. This game is NOT licensed by or associated with the FIA or any related company.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5.5 x 8 inches ; 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002Q4U5EY
  • Item model number: HD585AZNFC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at September 23, 2009

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian on October 30, 2009
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This replaced my GTX 260 216 and I can say it is an amazing card

Exceeds the performance of the GTX260 in everything except PhysX enabled levels/games, but runs 10c cooler with stock fan control, and my overall case temps went down 5-10c

Batman:AA is the only thing I can think of that you would want an nVidia card for right now, otherwise the feature set, tri display, HDMI audio streaming, power/performance makes it a champ, and the XFX double lifetime warranty is great, just remember to register the card first thing
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I have more than six months with the card and I can tell you the following:

everything is OK with the card, and yes is Reference one, I can play at a resolution of 1680x1050 almost all the titles with the maxed configuration and keep the Games over the 42FPS (I think this is the perfect resolution for this card).

* the card is rather quite and works cool, in idle with the fan set to 36%, the temp is about 36C and on load (playing the Bad company) with the fan set to 65%, the temp is about 60C.

for some reason ATI doesn't want this card controls the revolutions of the fan by using the settings predefined in the BIOS of the card, the drivers in windows are taking control of the fan and avoiding the fan increase the revolutions no more than 27% while the temp is about 75C that is so hot.

* To solve this problem, you'll have to use a third-party software known as "Afterburner" from MSI to override the action the drivers cause to the fan, and you could make your own configuration to keep your card cool as possible. Also there is another software to control the fan revolutions, the Sapphire TRIXX.

Other Thoughts:

I think could get be better FPS, just need a better CPU, mine is a AMD Athlon II X3 435.
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If you're looking at this card, I'm sure you already know all about how great the performance is so I won't go more into detail about that. I'll just talk about my experience with it. I've had this card for nearly a year now and everything on it is working like it did on day one. It's very quiet at idle when the fans are at 20%. But if the fan hits over 30%, start expecting some noise. It's not a pleasant noise either; a very hollow, whiney sound. At 45%, it's about the only noise you'll hear from your computer. So if you're going to get a 5850, I guess I recommend going with a non-reference fan design. Unless of course you need a card that will vent out the back only, in which case this card may be an option.
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