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Sapphire Toxic HD 5970 4GB Review

ccokeman    -   April 27, 2010
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Testing:

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0 is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on the Unigine engine. What sets the Heaven Benchmark apart is the addition of hardware tessellation, available in three modes; Moderate, Normal and Extreme. Although tessellation requires a video card with DirectX 11 support and Windows Vista/7, the Heaven Benchmark also supports DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and OpenGL. Visually, it features beautiful floating islands that contain a tiny village and extremely detailed architecture.

 

Settings

  • 4xAA
  • 16xAF
  • Shaders = High
  • Tesselation = Normal
  • Measurement = FPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher = Better

 

Th higher clock speeds really help the Toxic in this benchmark. Against the stock clocked 2GB HD 5970, the Toxic just outperforms it at every resolution. When you compare the stock Toxic against the overclocked 2GB card the scores are closer but the nod goes to the Toxic in three out of four tests with one tied. Against the best single GPU cards from both ATI and Nvidia, the Toxic is easily faster than both with the GTX 480 faster than the HD 5870.


 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup, Overclocking
  5. Testing: Far Cry 2
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Darkest of Days
  10. Testing: Bioshock 2
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0
  13. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  14. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Testing: Temperature
  18. Testing: Power Consumption
  19. Conclusion
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