Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering). We also publish the results of the individual tests across all display resolutions to provide a full picture.
It is good that the new card is better than the Radeon HD 4870 X2 because in 3DMark Vantage it cannot rival Nvidia’s products which support PhysX. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is obviously an outdated solution now. It has played its part in the history of desktop 3D graphics and has to leave the scene now.
The gap between the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 4870 X2 is getting smaller as the resolution grows up in the first test. In the second test, the gap is getting bigger. Note that the advantage of the GeForce GTX 295 is much smaller in the second test, especially at high resolutions.