Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Street Fighter IV
The Radeon HD 4870 X2 retains its leading position in this game. The new-generation Radeon HD competes with the GeForce GTX 295 and loses at low resolutions. The gap is smaller at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 while the overall level of performance is very high. An extra 5-8fps can make no difference if the cards are as fast as 130fps or something.
Resident Evil 5
The Radeon HD 4870 X2 keeps its first place while the Radeon HD 5870 is fighting with the GeForce GTX 295. The newcomer gains the upper hand at 1680x1050 and 1280x1024 and loses at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, although keeps the frame rate high enough for comfortable play. Considering the lack of typical drawbacks of multi-GPU solutions, the Radeon HD 5870 is the obvious leader in the top-performance class.