HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo 1GBApr 17th, 2010 | By Jared
Games are a big factor in many consumers’ purchasing decisions and particularly so when looking at the HD 5870 video cards.
First up on the block is Crysis. Crysis obviously needs no introduction as a system killer when it comes to performance. All settings were set to Very High with 2x anti-aliasing and the built in GPU benchmark was used.
There are some nice gains over the 4890 and we see a full 5 fps increase with overclocked settings. It’s clear the iCooler V Turbo has what it takes to handle Cyrsis.
Next up is Far Cry 2 that utilizes a new game engine designed specifically for this game called Dunia. The Dunia engine is DirectX 10 and should stress the cards pretty good. Tests were run with settings at Very High and 4x anti-aliasing.
The HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo handles Far Cry 2 with ease. We see a maximum gain of just 3 FPS with the card overclocked.
The last game on the agenda today is Codemaster’s Dirt 2. For testing I used the Ultra preset with 4x MSAA and used the games built in graphics benchmark.
With the results of Dirt 2 you can clearly see the biggest gains from overclocking are in the highest resolution. The HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo easily handles whatever Dirt 2 can throw at it.