PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ ReviewRHKCommander959 -
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest has begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
Although the graphs may be hard to read, the 5800 cards did great in the lower resolutions of 3DMark 06, with the 5850's dropping off as the resolution grows. The Sapphire came ahead a few hundred points each resolution, while overclocking pushed the PowerColor card far ahead.