Sapphire HD 5770 and 5850 provide gaming thrills

by Rafael Hernandez on January 20, 2010 · 0 comments

Putting together a gaming rig used to mean laying down a rather large chunk of cash for the best components that would give you an advantage over the competition…or in some cases just to run that new game that requires insane system resources. Thankfully the mid-range isn’t too far off from the high-end nowadays.

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 and 5850 graphics cards are a step below the current high end but the low performance means quite a bit of cash saved. Hardware Canucks has the review:

When push comes to shove, the two cards featured here may seem to be nothing more than distant relatives when it comes to benchmarks. However, it is quite evident they are both perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the market segments they are competing in. ATI really did make a series of rational, well thought-out decisions when releasing the HD 5770 and HD 5850 since while there is enough of a buffer zone between them in terms of price and performance that they will never end up competing with one another. They also both outclass anything from the competition…so much so that it seems NVIDIA has stopped producing their competing GT 200 series and is instead patiently waiting for GF100 to arrive.

Either card is certain to give your gaming performance a boost.

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