Average Bench: 12.8% (202nd of 648)

Based on 10,760 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6899 Models: AMD Radeon HD 5800, ATI Radeon HD 5800, ASUS EAH5850, ATI Radeon HD 5850

Terrible average bench

The AMD HD 5850 averaged 87.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 64.1fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 49.4fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 5850 is just 1.28%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD HD 5850 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 33.4fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 65.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.1 Lighting 64.1 70.5
31.5 Reflection 33.4 35.2
61.4 Parallax 65.1 73
16.8% 54.2 fps
Min Avg Max
21.9 MRender 23 24.2
47.5 Gravity 49.4 51.7
36.6 Splatting 37.9 39.6
12.7% 36.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XFX(1682 2970) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 70.4
Reflection 35.1
Parallax 67.7
18% 57.7 fps
MRender 24
Gravity 51.6
Splatting 39.5
13% 38.4 fps
XFX(1682 2970) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 69.5
Reflection 34.7
Parallax 67.4
18% 57.2 fps
MRender 23.8
Gravity 51.3
Splatting 39.4
13% 38.2 fps
XFX(1682 2970) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 66.1
Reflection 33.1
Parallax 63.8
17% 54.3 fps
MRender 22.7
Gravity 48.5
Splatting 37.4
12% 36.2 fps
XFX(1682 2970) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 33.1
Parallax 70
17% 56.4 fps
MRender 22.6
Gravity 48.5
Splatting 37.2
12% 36.1 fps
Sapphire(174B E174) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Lighting 66.5
Reflection 33.2
Parallax 64.4
18% 54.7 fps
MRender 22.8
Gravity 47.9
Splatting 37.5
12% 36.1 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 0B00) 25% 13% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E140) 16% 13% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2970) 8% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0330) 7% 13% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E174) 6% 13% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2290) 6% 13% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2972) 5% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0348) 5% 13% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21E4) 4% 13% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 200A) 3% 13% ± 0%
MSI(1462 8034) 3% 13% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E146) 3% 13% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 174B) 3% 13% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2971) 2% 13% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E150) 1% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 034E) 1% 13% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2091) 1% 13% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 E140) 0% 13% ± 0%
Asus(1043 032E) 0% 15% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $625

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6 months ago.

Gets the job done. Pretty fast for a 10 year old graphics card.


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19 months ago.

Today, of course, it is an old card. But if you get one for free, and you are not a heavy player (but watch video, etc.), it still does pretty much everything you need. Can You Run It! said that a certain video game (Battletech) would not run on this card at all. It did (and wasn't even terrible).


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