Performance in Simulators
Need for Speed: Shift
As we noted in our Radeon HD 5870 review, this game in unfriendly to multi-GPU technologies. You can see that the dual-processor Radeon HD 5970 has no advantage over the single-processor Radeon HD 5870. Anyway, it provides a comfortable speed at 2560x1600.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
We use the in-game benchmarking tools that do not allow to measure the bottom frame rate. We also enable DirectX 10.1 support for ATI’s solutions.
Alas, the Radeon HD 5970 loses to the GeForce GTX 295 at resolutions up to 1920x1200 but catches up with the latter at 2560x1600. When overclocked, the new card is a leader, delivering a comfortable average speed. That’s not bad considering the game’s favoritism of Nvidia’s GPUs.