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AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 vs. HD 4890 GPU Comparison - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

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.

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

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-bit
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 9.8, ATI Catalyst Cypress Driver, ForceWare 190.62,

 


As we've mentioned already, we'll be seeing how the HD 5870 compares directly against the HD 4890 which is ATIs last generation top single GPU graphics card.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

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In our first test we see just the kind of power the new HD 5870 offers over the older HD 4890. We can see in our X preset the gains are almost tipping 100% which is extremely impressive considering we're dealing with the same core clock as the HD 4890.

 

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