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
Today we'll have a look at how the HD 5750 IceQ+ stacks up against another HD 5750. What we've done, though, is use the latest 10.1 drivers on the new HIS model and kept with the older 9.12s on the original HIS iCooler IV version.
Since we know how the HD 5750 IceQ+ will perform, this will help mix it up a bit while at the same time not affecting the temperature or noise numbers.
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 gives the HD 5750 a slight performance boost here at both resolutions with the model breaking 9k in the P preset.