PowerColor Radeon HD 5970 LCS Reviewccokeman -
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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
The PowerColor LCS 5970 performs similarly to the Sapphire HD 5970 OC at stock speeds and delivers performance above all the rest once overclocked. Against the dual HD 5870 CrossfireX setup the scores bare out the fact that the lower clock speeds deliver lower scores. Overclocking however eliminates that gap.