A glance at the Sapphire ATi Radeon HD5850

For some time now, Sapphire has been my GPU Rebrander of choice. So I’ll take this opportunity to plug the upcoming specs and some pics of the newly released SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCIE

Core Clock: 725 MHz
Memory Clock: Effective 4000 MHz

I/O Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+DP+HDMI, Triple Display Support
40 nm Process Technology
Microsoft DirectX® 11 Support

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500 Watt or greater power supply with 2x 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ Technology in dual mode)”
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products

  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
  • For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required
  • To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.

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