Sapphire Toxic HD 5970 4GB Reviewccokeman - April 27, 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 Testing
- Entry: 1024x768
- Performance: 1280x1024
- High: 1680x1050
- Extreme: 1920x1200
Higher = Better
The Toxic 4GB card handily crushes the competition at its default and overclocked core and memory clock speeds. When comparing across testing regimens, the Toxic at default clocks is faster the the 2GB card when overclocked at the larger resolutions.