The main thing we'll be looking at today is the OC performance of the card compared to its counterpart at stock. Just for good measure, though, we've included the HD 6870 at stock and overclock along with the HD 5870.
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.
Straight out the gate we're seeing some awesome gains with the massive overclock. You can see we're even well past the stock clocked HD 6870 which is very impressive.