Legit Video Card Reviews
ATI Radeon HD 5870 DX11 Video Card Review
|Product:||Radeon HD 5870|
|Date:||Tue, Sep 22, 2009 - 11:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
If our overclock isn't good enough or you are one of those people that always wants to push the bleeding edge this page is just for you. We got a chance to spend some time with Sami Makkinen (AMD Professional Overclocker and creator of AMD Overdrive) who pushed the Radeon HD 5870 to the max using Liquid Nitrogen!
With the card carefully insulated and sealed up Sami used LN2 to super cool the card in order to overclock it beyond what the average consumer would ever be able to do unless trying to repeat these results. Sami ran the single-GPU X11364 score with CPU aircooled at 4GHz and a single 5870 at 1250MHz engine and 1390MHz memory. The GPU temp was about -45C (on LN2). He also managed 1235MHz on DryIce as well. Sami also informed us that he scored X22703 with three Radeon HD 5870s. Each running at 1170/1335. The CPU clock was at 4.5GHz, but would normally run 6.1GHz easily on LN2. If the CPU was able to run higher that evening he things that would have given an extra 1000-2000 points (maybe more) to the Vantage Xtreme score. So there is quite a bit of room for improvement on the multi-GPU scores.
At the end of the night Sami was able to break the single GPU world record on 3DMark Vantage Extreme with a score of X11364! Now that is a serious benchmark score with a single GPU!
Next Page - Bitstream Audio Testing
Page 1 - The World's First DX11 GPU
Page 2 - The Radeon HD 5870
Page 3 - Radeon HD 5870 With No HSF
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 6 - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Page 7 - Need For Speed: Shift
Page 8 - Resident Evil 5
Page 9 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - FurMark 1.7.0
Page 12 - Temperature Testing
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Overclocking
Page 15 - Extreme Overclocking
Page 16 - Bitstream Audio Testing
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions