Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage And Crysis
As always, we begin with our only synthetic benchmark, 3DMark Vantage:
The Radeon HD 4890 cards in CrossFire easily best the stock clocks of PowerColor's Radeon HD 5870 LCS, but when it's overclocked, the tables are turned. It looks like the higher core clock of the modified BIOS bests the higher memory clock of the PowerColor-supplied BIOS, but not by a huge amount.
Crysis shows us that, even with an extreme Radeon HD 5870 overclock, this title usually prefers two Radeon HD 4890s in CrossFire. In fact, our overclock does not offer much of an advantage over the stock speeds at all.
oh and you too powercolor. mmmmmmmmm waterblock...
Nice to see ATI back on top. Would be nice to have that card.
sorry for double posting but i got cut off.
Unless nV screws G300 up (rebranding G200) then it may be a nice time but wont last forever.
If only they could get a damn seperate shader clock. With 1600 SPs running at 1.7GHz they could blow nV out of the water....
Though I'd love to liquid cool my i7, then add a 5870 and liquid cool that also. I got a radiator at work that can likely handle a 10 kilowatt system, add to that it's constantly cooled by sub zero temperatures (during winter atleast), with a 5 barrel resevoir, and dual 24" fans (used to cool 3000psi hydraulics).
Even more dissapointing to see it can't keep up with it's dual 4xxx series cousin.
Also, GPU waterblocks just look so inneficient...
can i has one to sell? then buy dual 5850s
I think now am interested in water cooled video cards.
but honestly, i thought the gain will be 20% at least... disappointing.
Nice work but I also wish you guys tested Crysis at Very High settings.... its always great to see Crysis tested at its maximum threshhold.
And the power usage is impressive too(Only on stock).
This is the best card for now and with a lil price dip it'll be fav. of all high end gamers.