Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Toxic 2GB 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 Sapphire Toxic HD 5870 2GB stays close to the performance of the GTX 480, actually beating it by a slim margin in the 2560x1600 testing. The margin is slim enough at 95 points but still the win goes to the Sapphire at the top end, while the GTX 480 takes the low end.