Average Bench: 15.5% (198th of 665)

Based on 12,635 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 84.5% 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) 21.9fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 16.6fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 5850 is just 1.54%. 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) 17.7fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 19.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 Lighting 21.9 23.3
16.8 Reflection 17.7 18.8
19 Parallax 19.8 21.9
17.7% 19.8 fps
Min Avg Max
11.4 MRender 12 12.8
16.1 Gravity 16.6 17.5
9.4 Splatting 9.68 10.2
12.8% 12.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0348) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Lighting 23.9
Reflection 19.4
Parallax 21.7
19% 21.7 fps
MRender 13.4
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 10.5
14% 14 fps
Asus(1043 0348) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 23.6
Reflection 19.2
Parallax 21.5
19% 21.4 fps
MRender 13
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 10.5
14% 13.9 fps
PwrHis(1787 2290) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 21.7
Reflection 17.7
Parallax 21.9
18% 20.4 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 9.6
13% 12.6 fps
XFX(1682 2972) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 21.7
Reflection 17.6
Parallax 19.5
18% 19.6 fps
MRender 11.8
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 9.5
13% 12.6 fps
XFX(1682 2972) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Lighting 21.7
Reflection 17.6
Parallax 19.6
18% 19.6 fps
MRender 11.8
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 9.5
13% 12.6 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 0B00) 27% 15% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E140) 18% 16% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E174) 9% 15% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2972) 7% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0348) 7% 15% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0330) 6% 15% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2290) 4% 16% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2970) 4% 15% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 21E4) 3% 16% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 200A) 3% 15% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E146) 2% 16% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E150) 2% 16% ± 1%
MSI(1462 8034) 2% 15% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2971) 2% 15% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2091) 1% 16% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 174B) 1% 15% ± 1%
Asus(1043 034E) 1% 16% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 E140) 0% 15% ± 1%
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Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $660

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16 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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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