PowerColor Radeon HD 5970 LCS Reviewccokeman - February 22, 2010
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024x768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default
- Entry: 1024x768
- Performance: 1280x1024
- High: 1680x1050
- Extreme: 1920x1200
With its higher clock speeds the PowerColor LCS HD 5970 lays down the law with higher performance numbers across the board than the air cooled Sapphire HD 5970 OC. While those results are nice, the massive overclocking headroom on this card pushes the performance even further with almost 16000 points in the Extreme test. An almost 3,000 point jump.