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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB Video Card Preview - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 13, 2010 11:06 am
Manufacturer: Sapphire



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.


While we've completed all our benchmarks, we'll only be including a few today just to give you a little taste of what to expect. Please note that also in these graphs we have the GIGABYTE GTX 480 which has been tested, but hasn't been written up. A full review of our first retail GTX 480 will be making its way to TweakTown soon and it'll be just before the full review of the HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB from Sapphire goes live.


Let's get started!


3DMark Vantage


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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.




In the X preset you can see there's some serious performance gains when compared to the stock model. The gains aren't as huge at the performance preset, though.


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