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Overclocking the Sapphire HD 5670 1GB Video Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

We've heard whispers that the HD 5670 has a bit of overclocking headroom. Today we take the time to find out for ourselves.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 26, 2010 4:01 am
Manufacturer: Sapphire

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 Redwood Beta, Catalyst 9.12

 


As for the comparison, the main piece of information we'll be looking at is what kind of performance increase we get with the HD 5670 overclocked when compared to its stock clocked counterpart. We've also thrown in the HD 5750 for good measure which is the model up from the HD 5670.

 

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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While we can see a bump in performance from the card when overclocked, it does still sit a fair bit behind the HD 5750.

 

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