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Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 1GB Video Card Review
|Product:||GV-R567OC-1GI Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670|
|Date:||Thu, Apr 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Jason Petermann -|
The 'Heaven' benchmark that uses the Unigine easily shows off the full potential of DirectX 11 graphics cards. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. With the interactive mode emerging, experience of exploring the intricate world is within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigine is one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets with tessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing the technology to the full extent and exhibiting the possibilities of enriching 3D gaming. The distinguishing feature of the benchmark is a hardware tessellation that is a scalable technology aimed for automatic subdivision of polygons into smaller and finer pieces so that developers can gain a more detailed look of their games almost free of charge in terms of performance. Thanks to this procedure, the elaboration of the rendered image finally approaches the boundary of veridical visual perception: the virtual reality transcends conjured by your hand.
For this benchmark VSync was turned off and we tested with 0x AA and 4x AF to check out system performance. We also ran the benchmark at 1920x1200 and 1280x1024 to see how the benchmark ran at some different monitor resolutions.
Benchmark Results: Our Heaven benchmark allowed us to see a comparison not only between the two cards, but also between running DX10 and DX11. In DX10, the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 was nearly 15% faster at the resolution of 1280x1024. At the 1920x1200 resolution, we see the Gigabyte card is almost 18% faster. Once you set the benchmark to run in DX11 mode, the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 did suffer in its performance. DX11 is certainly much more demanding with the advent of tessellation and other new features added in. DX11 performance was 72% slower at 1280x1024 and 54% slower in 1920x1024 resolution. That is a pretty big hit!
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Page 1 - The Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670
Page 2 - A closer look at the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 Test Settings
Page 5 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 6 - FurMark 1.8.0
Page 7 - Unigine 'Heaven'
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - Colin McRae: Dirt 2
Page 10 - JustCause2
Page 11 - Temperature & Power Consumption
Page 12 - Overclocking
Page 13 - Final Thoughts on the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670