ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

By Kenny Yeo - 19 Feb 2010

Test Setup

Test Setup

The cards will be put through our usual round of tests using our Vista system, which has the following specifications:

Windows Vista SP1 Test System

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (3.00GHz)
  • Gigabyte X38T-DQ6 motherboard
  • 2 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Aeneon memory in dual channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1

With most of the cards running on either stock or near stock clock speeds, we expect performance to be comparable, if not identical. But we do expect the cards with 1GB of framebuffer to perform better when anti-aliasing is enabled. More interesting however, is how their custom coolers perform, and to what degree can they be pushed in our overclocking test.

Here is the complete list of cards tested and their driver versions:

  • ASUS EAH5670 1GB GDDR5 (Beta 8.69 RC)
  • Gigabyte HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 (Beta 8.69 RC)
  • HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512MB GDDR5 (Beta 8.69 RC)
  • MSI R5670-PMD1G 1GB GDDR5 (Beta 8.69 RC)
  • PowerColor HD 5670 PCS (Beta 8.69 RC)
  • Sapphire HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 (Beta 8.69 RC)

The following benchmarks were used to evaluate the cards' performance:

  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Dawn of War 2
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