Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
As we start looking at the real-world tests, it’s immediately apparent that two Radeon HD 5870s at $800 offer more performance than one Radeon HD 5970 at $600. In turn, that Radeon HD 5970 at $600 keeps its nose in front of two Radeon HD 5850s at $600.
The Radeon HD 5970 maintains a minor lead over two Radeon HD 5850s in CrossFire once anti-aliasing is applied.
Suddenly, the recent price increase on 5850 cards makes a lot more sense. At $249, a pair of Radeon HD 5850s would offer compellingly-close performance for $100 less than a Radeon HD 5970. At $300 a pop, however, it makes a lot more sense to spend $600 on a Radeon HD 5970.
Once again, the 5970 puts a significant gap between itself and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 295. It’s even able to smoke a pair of GeForce GTX 285s, which run about $370 a piece ($740 in SLI).
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today's a great day for graphics , as the bar's been raised again !Reply
bawhaha i was waiting for thisReply
5970 picture of it in size comparison is priceless to me it's freaking huge card.
But really how are they going to get 2 chips for 5970 when they can't even get 1 for 5870 :)
Wonder if this would get the same framerates as a 5870 in a AMD 965 system ?Reply
In your face Gt240 =PReply
I'm getting more concerned with Nvidia these days. They keep playing with these low-end cards and haven't made anything all that great in almost a year. Hopefully Fermi doesn't turn into Itanic II.Reply
Sweet, another amazing card to drool at, too bad I can't afford it. Thanks for including CF'ed 5870's, that's what I wanted to compare it to the most. The release seems to coincide with the driver update. Everybody make sure to update your drivers to 9.11 :)Reply
Also, because 9.11 is out, you can also try out Adobe's Flash 10.1 prelease to try out GPU-accelerated flash
Wooww...4.3 billion transistors, low idle power, it's pricey but this baby has lots of potential :)Reply
I think ATI driven NVIDIA into a corner this time, i love the competition :)
Sweet but can't see spending 600 on a card...Reply
commodore64i love the competitionThere is no competition yet >_< prices are way up there!!!Reply
I'll wait for a price drop since there are 0 DX 11 games out currently. Hope this forces further drops in the 4870s.