Performance in Strategies
We use DirectX 11 mode for graphics cards that support it.
We’ve got rather unexpected results here. As opposed to the regular Radeon HD 5870, the ASUS Matrix 5870 could show an acceptable bottom speed at 1600x900. We cannot explain this by our overclocking, so this must be due to the 2 gigabytes of onboard graphics memory. However, this effect is not observed at the higher resolutions.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
The Radeon HD 5970 is unrivalled here. The ASUS card improves the bottom speed at 2560x1600 through overclocking and makes the game more comfortable to play and easier to control. Overclocking the Matrix 5870 to play StarCraft II is certainly rewarding because this game requires that the gamer responds very quickly.
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
Like in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., it is at 1600x900 that we see the biggest effect from overclocking. It lowers at the higher resolutions, down to nought at 2560x1600. So, there is no reason here to strain your graphics card by overclocking its GPU to 1 GHz and increasing its GPU voltage.