Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
Call of Duty: World at War
Starting from version 1.3 the game allows to record and reproduce a demo. Unfortunately, this method does not report the bottom frame rate.
At a resolution of 1280x1024 the Radeon HD 5970 has no room to show its best but at 1680x1050 it is already clear that we’ve got a new absolute champion that beats both the dual-processor solutions of the previous generation and the new-generation single-processor cards. At a resolution of 1920x1200 the Radeon HD 5970 enjoys a 21% and 28% lead over the Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce GTX 295, respectively. It is only at 2560x1600 that Nvidia’s card can get as close as 10%.
It’s just as we have expected. There is a new star in the 3D gaming world, even though there is no double advantage over the Radeon HD 5870.
The Radeon HD 5970 is brilliant in this game as you can play comfortably at 1920x1200 with highest graphics quality settings. Unfortunately, it is impossible even for the Radeon HD 5970 to deliver an acceptable speed at 2560x1600 even at the overclocked frequencies: the frame rate of 20fps is too low for practical gaming. Perhaps a Radeon HD 5970 4-way CrossFireX will be capable of that.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is a far more easy application and you can turn on the resolution of 2560x1600 on your Radeon HD 5970 without fearing any occasional slowdowns. The performance growth over the Radeon HD 5870 is as high as 51% in that resolution and the overclocked frequencies add 19% more. So, the new graphics card is going to be a perfect choice for users of 30-inch monitors who wouldn’t mind the increased noise produced by the Radeon HD 5970 in 3D mode.