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PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ Review

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Testing:

What would testing be if you did not show both sides of the fence? In this test, PhysX was set to low, while leaving the remaining settings intact. You have seen time and again where the ATI cards suffer when PhysX is enabled. Mirror's Edge and Cryostasis are two prime examples. Darkest of Days is no different. What happens in this test shows that, although the game can be played by cards from the red team, the video effects and quality are diminished.

Game Settings:

  • 4x Anti-Aliasing
  • 16x Anisotrophic Filtering
  • PhysX: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: On
  • Quality: High
  • Resolution: 1280x1024 - 2560x1600

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher is Better

 

Oddly, the Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic leaps out ahead of all the other cards except the overclocked PowerColor results - beating the 5870 from Sapphire by four frames at the lowest resolution. The 5870's battle on like they have in the prior tests.




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