Sapphire HD 5870 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
In 3DMark06 the HD5870 runs faster than both multi GPU cards. It beats the best nVidia is currently offering both single and multi GPU in all four resolutions while it is just slightly slower than the 4870x2 at 2560x1600. This is a strong showing from a single GPU card.