March 24, 2010

Radeon 5850!

So after doing much debating and pondering I decided today to finally bite the bullet and get a Direct X 11 card.  DX11 add’s alot to the game.  I’ve been playing bad company 2 for awhile now so I know what it looks like in DX10.  I must say the upgrade from DX10 to DX11 IS astounding.  The sunset locals on the water are amazing.  The water actually looks like real water.  I found myself wanting to swim in it… scary huh.  I’ve only had about and hour of game play on the card but from what I can tell it’s  a large step forward.

Now coming from a 4890 which I ran maxed I can definatly tell a difference… things feel far smoother… the maps look crisper.  Everything feels better.  I even think some of my images look better.  This could be me glorifying the card but so far I like what I see.    I’ll keep you posted on what I find.

The card sports 1gb of GDDR5 memory and has 1440 steam processors, 1000mhz memory clock, 725 mhz core clock with a 256bit memory interface.  The card also supports DX11.  I dropped 300 even on this card here locally at a shop called DIT.  It was actually 33 dollars below the newegg price so I figured I couldn’t go wrong.  If you have been on the fence about getting a 5800 series card but don’t want to drop the $420 the $300 5850 is a sure bet to boost your gaming experience.  So far I love this card.  Well have more to follow soon!


  1. thsoundman - April 8, 2010 12:35 pm

    But with understanding comes great benefits. I work hard for my cash and i want to get things when I get it. I have found however that if I talk things through with her and make her understand my viewpoint it makes things far less difficult.

  2. DeathProof - March 27, 2010 8:26 pm

    They don’t have to understand us, just support us, lol.

  3. PimpmasterF - March 27, 2010 5:15 pm

    yes…yes I do know and it gets freakin annoying at times but hey I love the woman and shes come around alot to the things Im into.

  4. thsoundman - March 27, 2010 10:05 am

    Marriage is litteraly a serious of negotiations, treaties and compromises. It’s like politics you know?

  5. PimpmasterF - March 26, 2010 5:57 pm

    Right on, negotiations is how I get shit to, Although I was quite surprised when my wife let me spend $600 on a new PSU and HD 5870 with no strings attached. I however will not be so lucky next tax season, If I want the $1300 Smith & Wesson Assault Rifle from Gander Mountain (the one that mimicks the M4) she gets a new Diamond. 😀

  6. thsoundman - March 25, 2010 10:20 pm

    Well I told her I needed it for other things 🙂 No I negotiated with her. She is going to be getting a new art set in the mail coming up here soon. Thats going to run about the same price. I was actually suprised she let me get it but she’s always been a really supportive wife. One of the reasons I married the gal… she’s fing awesome 😛

  7. mrp00n - March 25, 2010 10:07 pm

    no shit.. i’d have to be sneaky as hell…

  8. PimpmasterF - March 25, 2010 11:35 am

    DX11 FTW! so howd you talk the wifey into droppin 300 on a GPU? LOL.


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