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Hardware Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 10 Jun 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Telltale Boy

    Telltale Boy Designated CPC Jetwhore

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    Nice review but the score at the end seemed a bit low. Why mark it down so much for speed when this card outperforms all other cards at it's price and greater? Surely speed is relative to the price point of the card?
     
  3. mucgoo

    mucgoo Well-Known Member

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    But then what's the point of the value score. I'm not a big fan of this new system
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    FINALLY!

    Thank god. Such a good card for the money!
     
  5. Mentai

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    Wow this certainly came out of no where, pretty impressive card.
     
  6. Bbq.of.DooM

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    i bet 100% of people buying this are going to be using it for bitcoin mining
     
  7. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    tried to read this on my 2.2 desire but was impossible as the page kept refreshing - anyone?
     
  8. Grimloon

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    Wahoo! :clap:

    I've been trying to find a second 5850 at a reasonable price and this one fits the bill. Roll on payday for Crossfire goodness :D
     
  9. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Absolutely fine on my Galaxy S with the Bit-Tech Android app 1.3.
     
  10. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    This USED to be the case, but we now rank all cards on the same speed scale. A GTX 590, for example, will be 39, a stock 580 34, and so on.
     
  11. Hustler

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    What!!!....get with it BT, why has it taken so long for you to review a product that other sites were testing weeks ago?.

    I love this site and respect your reviews just about more than any other, but sometimes your not exactly, well,..current are you.
     
  12. rpsgc

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    Why no overclocking?
     
  13. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    I wish this wasn't true... sadly, it probably is. On the upside, it's heading towards a crash.
     
  15. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Nice find :thumb:, it's just a shame that it's from Overclockers ::spit:: :blah:
     
  16. Xir

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    I'd never even heared of Bitcoin-mining before...
     
  17. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Yeah this was my only bad feeling, but as they are holding stock...and the price so good. Can't grumble too much!

    Me either, but my interests have perked.
     
  18. Comrade Penguin

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    Here's an Ars Technica article on Bitcoin which goes into mining.

    My limited grasp of the issue means I don't understand that fully but hopefully it'll help someone.
     
  19. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    thanks for the heads up on the android app - but I shouldn't need that to view a web page should I?
     
  20. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I am struggling to see what this has to do with a HD5850 from Sapphire?
     
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