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 Kingston Hyper X PC3-16000 2000MHz DDR CL9 (Supplied by Kingston)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 640GB SATA 2.0 HDD (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows 7
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 9.10 Beta, Catalyst 9.11
We'll today be having a look at how the HD 5750 iCooler IV from HIS goes against the Sapphire HD 5750 reference design. While both cards use different drivers and this is mentioned in our graphs, the main focus of what we'll be looking at is going to be the cooling side of things.
But before we get to the cooling results, we'll quickly look at the numbers the card can put out first up.
Let's get started!
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.
The new driver set offered the HD 5750 a nice little boost under 3DMark Vantage and we can see that the model manages to do a pretty good job here with a score of over 8500 marks in the performance preset.