Sapphire HD5770 Crossfire Review

Crysis Warhead & MW2

Sapphire HD5770     Crossfire

Benchmarking Continued

Crysis Warhead

Ah Crysis Warhead how I hate thee. Every time we get some new hardware we hope one day to find the combination that Warhead enjoys, and everytime we come away more and more disappointed with how abysmally Crytek optimised it. Ho hum.

The 5850 still brings up the rear, the 5770xf isn't as far ahead as it was, and this time the 5870 noses ahead of our overclocked setup. Still very good performance though for two little cards.

Modern Warfare 2

Finally Modern Warfare 2. Although strictly speaking it should be called Future Warfare (unless we are fighting in space?). Here the 5850 gives a much better account of itself although still behind the near standard order of things.

Although the 5870 wins in maximum FPS, the 5770xf overclock provides the higher average framerate. All the cards on test though give great performance throughout and any of them would be a great choice.

Time to wrap this exciting test up.

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Most Recent Comments

29-03-2010, 10:17:50

you mentioned the driver cd being used. Was it the 10.3 ATI CrossFireX Application Profiles if not it would be useful to know what effect this has across the boards.Quote

29-03-2010, 10:26:57

It was 10.2 dude 10.3 has only just been released.Quote

29-03-2010, 11:06:22

cheers, was wondering. just put spanner in works was intending to buy 5870 but not too sure now, not a lot of money and seems more bang for buck on crossfire. just never used crossfire.Quote

29-03-2010, 18:25:16

Lol this really makes me question my judgement. Was really thinking about a 5870 but this definitely makes me think twice about it if I can save £100 and get comparable performance if I do a bit of overclocking...

If funds weren't too much of an issue would it still be recommended to go with a 5870 instead?Quote

29-03-2010, 18:57:21

If funds aren't an issue and you enjoy the thought of upgrading in the future, then yes a 5870 would be a wise purchase.

If you plan on purchasing a setup and sticking with it until some future release, go 5770.Quote

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