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Sapphire Toxic HD 5970 4GB Review

ccokeman    -   April 27, 2010
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the latest iteration of the venerable first-person shooter series, Call of Duty. Despite its long, successful pedigree, the game is not without substantial criticism and controversy, especially on the PC. Aside from the extremely short campaign and lack of innovation, the PC version's reception was also marred by its lack of support for user-run dedicated servers, which means no user-created maps, no mods, and no customized game modes. You're also limited to 18-player matches instead of the 64-player matches that were possible in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite all this, the game has been well received and the in-house IW 4.0 engine renders the maps in gorgeous detail, making it a perfect candidate for OCC benchmarking. You start off the single player missions playing as Private Allen and jump right into a serious firefight. This is the point where testing will begin. Testing will be done using actual game play with FPS measured by Fraps.

Settings

  • In Game settings to Maximum
  • 4xAA
  • 16xAF
  • Fraps measured Gameplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher = Better

 

There is no doubt that the HD 5970 is the top performing card in this game. It just so happens the Toxic is the fastest head to head at both stock and overclocked settings. The higher stock clocks of 900/1200Mhz ensure this level of performance. When compared to the overclocked 2GB HD 5970, the Toxic still beats it while running at its default clocks in three out of four tests.


 




  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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