The AMD 5xxx series has been a resounding success, dominating the mid/high range sector since it was released many months ago. We wouldn’t be the Guru’s of Kit we proclaim to be if we didn’t take a look at one of the sexiest 5850’s on the market – The Sapphire HD5850 Toxic Edition. This card was released several months ago and is a complete redesign of the AMD reference edition design.
The Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD5850 1GB card is clocked at 765mhz core and 1125mhz (4500mhz effective) on the memory – when compared with the reference 700mhz core and 1000mhz memory speeds … a rather noticeable speed boost.
Sapphire have also included their own cooler which is based around the Vapor-X technology – significantly reducing temperatures and noise while also allowing for further manual overclocking …. if you want to push things to breaking point (and we all do right?).Sapphire HD5850 Toxic 1GB Video Card Review,