To test out the performance of the 5870 1GB video card we used 3 video benchmarking tools as well as 2 different games.
Our first benchmarking tool is 3DMark Vantage. When using 3DMark Vantage we used the Performance setting, which uses a 1280 x 1024 resolution.
The next video benchmarking tool is Cinebench 10. It runs a single CPU render test, multiple CPU render test, and an OpenGL test.
Our final benchmarking tool is new to us here at ThinkComputers. The Heaven Demo is based off the Unigine and is actually a DirectX 11 demo. The settings we used were 1680 x 1050 resolution, shaders: high, textures: high, filter: trilinear, Anisotrophy: 4x, and we changed antialiasing on each of the 4 tests.
Our first game test is FarCry 2, which does have a built in benchmarking tool. Our settings for that tool were DirectX 10, 1680 x 1050 resolution, optimal game settings, and we used the Playback (Action Scene) demo looped 3 times.
The last game test we performed was Crysis Warhead. This game really is a resource hog! We used the Framebuffer Crysis Warhead benchmark tool. The settings were DirectX 10, 1680 x 1050 resolution, with the gamer setting running the ambush demo.