AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 Performance Review

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Crysis Performance

Crysis v1.21
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance


If you're at all into enthusiast computing, the highly anticipated single player, FPS smash-hit Crysis, should require no introduction. Crytek's game engine produces some stunning visuals that are easily the most impressive real-time 3D renderings we've seen on the PC to date.  The engine employs some of the latest techniques in 3D rendering like Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Subsurface Scattering, Motion Blur and Depth-of-Field effects, as well as some of the most impressive use of Shader technology we've seen yet.  In short, for those of you that want to skip the technical jib-jab, Crysis is a beast of a game.  We ran the full game patched to v1.21 with all of its visual options set to 'Very High' to put a significant load on the graphics cards being tested  A custom demo recorded on the Ice level was used throughout testing.



The GeForce GTX 285 and Radeon HD 5850 were closely matched in our custom Crysis benchmark was well.  Here, the Radeon HD 5850 outperforms the GeForce GTX 285 by a couple of percentage points at both resolutions and significantly outpaces AMD former top-of-the-line single-GPU powered card, the Radeon HD 4890.

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