Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage
Remember that we’re looking for two things here: proof that a single Radeon HD 5850 can outperform a GeForce GTX 285, and evidence that a pair of the cards can take on a GeForce GTX 295.
On point one, the Radeon HD 5850 beats Nvidia’s fastest single-GPU board in all three quality settings. Two 5850s lose to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 295 at 3DMark’s Performance preset, but then beat the card at the next two settings.
Onward to more relatable metrics: real-world gaming.