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AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 vs. HD 4890 GPU Comparison - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF

Today we have a look at the new top dawg HD 5870 model and compare it directly against the HD 4890 to find out just what kind of improvements we get.

By: | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 25, 2009 3:22 am
Manufacturer: Game.AMD

High Quality AA and AF


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Far Cry 2






While we do have a very good gain here for the HD 5870, it's unfortunate that we're still under that 30 FPS minimum when it comes to Far Cry 2 with AA on.


World In Conflict






Fortunately the news is better for WIC. Like we've seen a few times already the HD 5870 is the difference between playing a game at a particular setting and not. As you can see above, in the minimum department the 8 FPS gain gives us a 31 FPS minimum which is perfect for us.


Left 4 Dead




When we don't work with minimum we're normally looking for an average FPS of 60. What this should give us is a minimum of no less than 30 FPS. We can see that the HD 4890 falls under 60 FPS while the HD 5870 manages to fly past it.


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