Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Street Fighter IV
This fighting game (quite a rare genre for the PC platform, by the way) does not call for a serious investment into your gaming hardware. The inexpensive Radeon HD 4890 or even Radeon HD 5770/5750 will ensure comfortable gameplay even at a resolution of 2560x1600 but will cost much cheaper than the Radeon HD 5970. Still, we can note that the latter boasts good scalability, outperforming the Radeon HD 5870 by 55-60%.
Resident Evil 5
Surprisingly, the Radeon HD 5970 is no farther than 16% ahead of the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and its bottom speed is occasionally lower than that of the previous dual-processor solution from AMD. Anyway, the Radeon HD 5970 wins this test, too. Its lead over the other cards is just not as impressive as in the other games.