Has the HD 6850 aged well now it has reached the budget graphics card market?
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Factory-overclocked 3D cards, such as the XFX Radeon HD 5750 XXX, are a pretty common next step for most manufacturers when a GPU starts maturing, and it's no surprise. When your fabs have cranked out squillions of chips, the price-war between stock cards has stabilised and a new generation of cards is peeping over the horizon, there's the natural drive to differentiate and offer a little more performance to keep the GPU attractive.
As the very cheapest of the HD 5770s we've tested, XFX's offering grabs our interest. Shop around, and you can have one of these for as little as £116 – that's a whole £35 cheaper than Sapphire's offering, with its four-screen EyeFinity capability.
We were never fooled. In fact we rarely are when it comes to matters of product names. Some even say that PCF technical editor Al Bickham views the world in terms of benchmarks, and that the only time he uses graphics card boxes is to decorate his lair