Today is not an exciting day - ATIs Radeon HD 5850 videocard was not
released, and PCSTATS does not have a pile of graphics card reviews for you to
look through. Nope, NOTHING happened and there is NO $259 videocard called the
Radeon HD 5850 from some company called ATI. Move along people, there's
nothing to see.
"Exactly one week ago today,
AMD unleashed the ultra powerful, DirectX 11-ready ATI Radeon HD 5870 upon the
PC gaming world and staked a claim as the undisputed 3D performance leader,
well, per GPU anyway. Having evaluated the features, performance, and image
quality of AMD's latest and greatest flagship we were left thoroughly impressed,
not only with the new Radeon's killer performance, but its extensive feature
set, excellent image quality, power consumption, and competitive price.
In our coverage of the official launch of the Radeon HD
5870, we also revealed AMD's plan to release a more affordable, pared-down
version of the card, with a shorter PCB, lower core and memory frequencies, and
sans a few stream processors and texture units, dubbed the Radeon HD 5850.
Unfortunately, cards did not arrive in time to be tested alongside the 5870. The
Radeon HD 5850 did arrive in the lab a few days later, however, and we jumped
right on the testing."
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