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SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1440 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Sapphire brings the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ to enthusiasts with their TOXIC Radeon HD 5850 card. Built on Sapphire's original Vapor Chamber Technology, this card will bring the benefits of Vapor-X cooling - quieter and more efficient cooling - to a wider range of users. Expand your visual real estate across up to multiple displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity Technology. Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC. The first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

  • newegg Vapor Chamber Technology With Sapphire's revolutionary Vapor Chamber Technology, the Sapphire TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 video card delivers outstanding cooling performance and extraordinary noise suppression.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg ATI Eyefinity Technology ATI Eyefinity advanced multiple-display technology launches a new era of panoramic computing, helping to boost productivity and multitasking with innovative graphics display capabilities supporting massive desktop workspaces, creating ultra-immersive computing environments with super-high resolution gaming and entertainment, and enabling easy configuration and supporting up to three independent display outputs simultaneously.
  • newegg ATI Stream Technology ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system’s central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables better balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding 2 (UVD 2) capability. ATI Avivo HD also introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio, which enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to your big-screen TV or home theatre receiver.
  • newegg ATI CrossFireX ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Sharon S.
  • 11/23/2010 7:09:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSo much speed it's dangerous!

Pros: This card is almost overkill at 1680 x 1050, except for the games I play (includes both Crysis games, GTA4, DiRT 2, and soon to be NFS: Hot Pursuit, among other games). I can manage 20-30 FPS average with all settings max (Very High/Enthusiast settings) and 4x AA/16x AF in Crysis/Crysis Warhead, which my old 4850 512 MB could only manage high settings, 0 AA/AF, with 10-25 FPS.

This thing stays COOL! Not much else to say, except for this is probably the most effective 5850 cooler out there. I never hear the fan, and it never goes above 60 C no matter what I do. I hope I don't lose too much performance when I get my 23" 1920 x 1080 monitor for Christmas (benchmarks say it's still really fast @ 1080p, so I'm not too worried).

Cons: I know it's old and mostly a dead technology, but I wish this thing had digital S-Video to component (YPbPr) so I could hook up my older HDTV that doesn't have HDMI. Or at least AMD should support component over DVI like they did with the 9000 series cards. No biggie though, as I have an older 2600 XT in the PCI-E x4 slot only driving the digital S-Video to the component 1080i HDTV. But my new 1080p monitor will satisfy my full-HD through HDMI needs.

Other Thoughts: Depending on how good the HD 7800 series is, I might just buy another one of these to Crossfire down the road. Unless AMD vastly increases tesselation/DirectX 11 performance somehow (unlikely), then I might buy an HD 7850/7870 in a couple years. Or I might just get another Toxic 5850 when I overhaul the rest of my system, so I can get ahead of the game.... for a year.

Overall, I'm VERY happy with this card. Especially with the fact I bought it slightly used (for one month, no signs of wear) for $275

Other specs: Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H mobo, AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.5 GHz, 8 GB DDR2 800, 1 TB WD Caviar Black SATA 3, this card obviously, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and a Gateway HD2201 monitor, soon to be a Samsung 2333HD monitor/HDTV combo.

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  • Richard S.
  • 11/21/2010 1:26:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Card, Minor Issues

Pros: A very nice, very quiet card. I often run it with 3 monitors for games and it holds up decently: ~40-50fps on many games when the settings are mid-high at 5760x1080. If you don't like the 3-monitor setup, it's great for single monitors too, as it consistently gets high 50's FPS when playing on one monitor, leaving 2 monitors on the desktop, and running Folding@HOME (GPU).

Cons: There's some issue on my system where it will occasionally stop detecting one of my monitors. To fix it, I have to unplug the monitors, one at a time, and plug them back in until it detects all 3 again. It's annoying, but I'm not sure it's an issue with the card, so take it with a grain of salt.
Folding performance is much better than my old 4870, but is still not that great. Then again, Folders generally ought to go NVidia these days anyway due to the NVidea architecture being more friendly to the current versions of Folding@home.

Other Thoughts: This is not a small card (though there are, of course, larger ones), so make sure your case can handle it.

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  • Reginald G.
  • 11/10/2010 4:32:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreatly Dissapointed

Pros: While it worked, it was amazingly fast. Fan wasn't very loud up to about 50% higher then that it sounded like a jet on takeoff.

Cons: The first one the temps were just too high something was wrong with the heat sink as it would crash the system when it got too hot.
The second one ran great for almost a week then the screen tearing and the artifacts became just too much didn't matter if it was hot or not. as time went on they started to get much worse, reinstalled drivers several times too no avail.

Other Thoughts: Case Antec 900
MB Asus crosshair IV Formula
AMD Phenom II X6 1075
8 gigs Ram
Antec 650W PS
Video card Sapphire 4850 Toxic (looking to pick up a 6850 or 6870 since this 5850 failed me)

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  • Karl B.
  • 11/8/2010 9:59:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Flys, super quite, AMAZING. This thing is so fast it blew my (2) 5770's out of the water. Sharper and stronger. Steroids for the gamer!

Cons: Only mid size case i could see this fitting in easily would be the modular Antec one.

Now i have to buy a second one!

Other Thoughts: Dont be a moron and make sure you can fit this card!

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/4/2010 11:24:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDOA HORRIBLE SAPPHIRE SUPPORT

Pros: the card ran everything great except video, did all the trouble shooting, have to send back

Cons: for one you have to pay to return, 2 there is no quick way to contact customer service, and when I finally did they gave me the run around

Other Thoughts: wasnt the worst experience, but if i buy a doa piece of junk and then have to pay and work hard to get it fixed then i am not a happy camper! i still loved the way it worked on gaming tho so Im sure i just got a bad apple id still get it again just not with sapphire

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 11/2/2010 10:22:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Card for FFXIV

Pros: Well I had originally bought this card for my game, thinking that it will be an okay mid range GPU. However, when I got the benchmark results and compared it to other similar GPU and setup it was apparent that this card is high in performance and reasonable in value! The score on my system 4947 on low and 4555 on high. How awesome is that?

Cons: Wished it would transform and make me some chicken fried rice! Lol!

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX Motherboard
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Computer Case
SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 5850 1GB GPU
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W
CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Intel 80GB SATA II Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

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  • Tiffany A.
  • 10/28/2010 6:49:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't ask for more!

Pros: Easy enough to install. Runs all my games at maxed out settings with no issues thus far. It stays cool and quiet.

I don't understand comments about the packaging, because it was well-packaged and protected. Not sure what else you could need as far as packaging. Maybe they expected it to sparkle or sing?

Cons: ATI Catalyst drivers/software aren't so great, but that's nothing new.

Awkward fit even in my Antec 900 case, but any graphics card of this caliber would be. Not a big deal, just needed to shift around some cables. It could have been more of a problem had I needed to put drives in the bay near the end of the card. Very minor. Not enough to dock an egg.

Other Thoughts: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Mobo
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
A-DATA S599 AS599S-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital Caviar Black HD
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Power Supply
Antec 900 case
Windows 7 Home Premium

Everything's stock so far. No OCing yet. Giving everything a few more days to make sure it's stable, then I'll start messing around and see how it goes. Will add an update if I run into issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2010 12:08:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card, some issues, bad drivers

Pros: So most reviews don't take into consideration ATI/Nvidia's drivers when discussing a card, and that might be the best way to do things. I'm not going to in this case because I want first time ATI buyers or people who never had a VC to know the issues ATI has right now.

I'll save those for the cons, but for the pros I have to say this card is a beast when drivers or setup doesn't come into play. The vaporX cooling system I thought was more of sales pitch, but this card remains much cooler than my previous 5850 (non toxic) setup, averaging 5-8C less. It might be a little pricey looking at the p2p ratio of other cards, but IMO it is worth it for the warranty, encouraged overclocking, and cooling.

Cons: So the cons. The first is a minor thing that I want to point out. Sapphire for some weird reason uses two six pin PCIE hubs on the END of their cards. This is weird for two reasons. Firstly if you want to do crossfire you are going to be sad because most high end PSUs these days won't have enough six pins (because they have two to four eight pins). This means you have to use the adapters they include, which ruins your cable management. Secondly having the hubs at the end of the card means you can run out of room in most normal ATX cases quite fast. I prefer them on the side.

The second con is when you choose an ATI card you have to use ATI drivers. I by no means am an Nvidia fanboi, as I have a harem of machines with cards from both sides, but ATI guys don't know what they are missing. Nvidia constantly updates its drivers to fix performance issues in games (and normally doesn't stop at adequate). I'll continue below

Other Thoughts: So firstly there is no way to see if crossfire is enabled and working unless you run a benchmark utility, unlike Nvidia. This is stupid. Secondly, setting up crossfire can sometimes be a hassle requiring various restarts and driver re-installs. I have only had this issue in one machine, but google it for some credible back-up sources from tomshardware and guru3d.

Finally, in games I actually play (Blizzard games), ATI performs terribly compared to its Nvidia counterparts. WoW you can see frames in some areas dropping to 16-20 that my friends right next to me get a solid 60 in. In StarCraft II the performance is less than solid, with averages doing all right but having problems with specific areas like water bringing the card to its knees. I don't even want to get into the terrible AA performance compared to Nvidia in SCII, and the work that needs to be done to get it working.

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  • Pascal M.
  • 9/22/2010 4:01:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: This card is powerful, runs great, smooth, cool and quiet. Able to run the vast majority of my games in Eyefinity with a resolution of 5760x1080 maxed out. DX11 is simply amazing when used properly by games.

Cons: Power pins could have used of a better placement than on the rear, it would allow an easier fit in mid-towers.

Other Thoughts: While the card may be of a good size, it is to be expected that it's a tight fit in mid-towers so I do not consider this a con.

Also have no problems with it under Ubuntu 10.04. It was believed that there were many problems about using Lucid on the 5XX0 cards, but I still managed to boot and install Catalyst from ATI's website and it runs perfectly fine. I think the problem would come from Ubuntu's source drivers for ATI cards more than anything else.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2010 4:59:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Hardware

Pros: Although I've only had this product for a day and it may be a tad premature to write a review, I'm going to anyway. Factory overclocking and further overclockability out of the box sets this card at a step above the rest of the 5850s. GPU overclock 900mhz and memory clock overclock 1200mhz easy and with minimal temperature increase. These numbers put it near the power of a 5870. Upgrading from a 4850, I saw an increase of about 25 fps in Battlefield BC2, max settings putting it at 50-60fps. Metro 2033 in DX11 and high settings will present some challenges to this card. I was only able to get about 30fps with Phenom II X6 1090t and 8gb RAM. Maybe I just need an SSD for better frame rates.

Cons: Size, but I knew this from the start by reading other reviews on and off of this site. Measures in at 10.1 inches and just under 11 inches with the power connectors added in. BARELY fits in my NZXT LEXA Blackline mid tower. Full tower owners shouldn't fret, mid tower owners however, take caution and bust out your rulers and tape measures.

Other Thoughts: Probably one of best 5850's out there. Superior overclock potential and just a graphics powerhouse overall.

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