ASUS EAH5850 TOP Video Card Review


The ASUS EAH5850 TOP, also known as the EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 (phew!) comes with 1 GB GDDR5, pre-overclocked, and with a custom cooling solution that promises to lower temperature by 20% and noise level by 35% than the AMD stock cooler. Let’s check it out.

The Radeon HD 5850 is a DirectX 11 graphics chip, and in the table below we compare the main specifications of the six video cards we included in our review. The EAH5850 TOP model from ASUS comes with a 5.5% GPU overclocking and a 12.5% memory overclocking.

Video Card Core Clock Shader Clock Memory Clock (Real) Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Interface Memory Transfer Rate Memory Shaders DirectX
GeForce GTX 460 (768 MB) 675 MHz 1,350 MHz 900 MHz 3,600 MHz 192-bit 86.4 GB/s 768 GB GDDR5 336 11
GeForce GTX 460 (1 GB) 675 MHz 1,350 MHz 900 MHz 3,600 MHz 256-bit 115.2 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 336 11
GeForce GTX 465 607 MHz 1,215 MHz 801.5 MHz 3,206 MHz 256-bit 102.6 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 352 11
Radeon HD 5830 800 MHz 800 MHz 1 GHz 4 GHz 256-bit 128 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,120 11
Radeon HD 5850 725 MHz 725 MHz 1 GHz 4 GHz 256-bit 128 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,440 11
ASUS EAH5860 TOP 765 MHz 765 MHz 1,125 MHz 4.5 GHz 256-bit 144 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,440 11

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials.

Now let’s take a complete look at this model from ASUS.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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