The long road to DirectX 11 and Windows 7 from DirectX 10 and Windows Vista, has meant that ATI and NVIDIA have released many video cards on their DirectX 10 architectures. The XFX HD 5850 Black Edition is an overclocked HD 5850 showing performance differences in every benchmark. Feature-wise the card supports DirectX 11, Eyefinity and improved FSAA. The card sells online for $359.99 which is a $20 markup from the reference card. The Black Edition is $50 less than the least expensive 5870, but offers excellent performance for the 5850 series of cards.
Jul 30, 2015 0