PowerColor Radeon HD 5850: Worth the Wait

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on the new Radeon 5-series…well…supply is still super limited. But the good news is it looks like it’s definitely going to be worth the wait.


Gaming aside, the HD 5000 series has a couple of other benefits that can’t be assigned an objective value. ATI’s new EyeFinity multi-display technology allows users to output to three displays simultaneously without requiring the use of a second GPU. Using three monitors one could immerse themselves in a surreal gaming experience, or simply increase productivity with the extra screen real estate. Another improvement is the ability to bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio directly over HDMI without uncompressing the signal, a feature that until now has been available only on high-end sound cards.