Thanks for the quick reply! He has already dont that. This is the driver that came with the Vid Card, even so he uninstalled the original and installed this one thinking it would be better, not so much, same driver, same result.
OK, we ran FurMark and got the result we expected. Running "Post FX" in "Benchmark" mode his 5830 hit averages of 109-112 fps while my 5770 got averages of 49 - 53 fps. These results are what we expected from Cinebench, still a head scratcher..............
Yea we pretty much figured out that 1. we are cluless as to what exactly the software is measuring and 2. that we are generally cluless as to the real performance of these vid cards, we just figured the higher the number the better.
He's going to try some games this evening (PST) and let me know what happens; as for me I got the 5770 because I wanted better rendering performance on pixel dense images than the 5670 that I have in my i7 920 system, in fact I built this whole system for that purpose, I'm happy with what I've got, my buddy is the game freak so I'll get back to you as soon as I hear something.