XFX 5870 XXX Review

Real Time Strategy

XFX 5870 XXX

Real Time Strategy

Today we're splitting our testing up into genres to hopefully make it easier to find the results you want. Do let us know if you like the change or prefer the old method. We're always happy to listen here at OC3D.


Company of Heroes - Tales of ValorXFX 5870 XXX   Benchmarks

Relics Company of Heroes franchise is still one of the greatest games of all time and a good test of any system with large particle effects and deep draw distances combining with many things to apply the anti-aliasing too.

The XFX HD5870 XXX is a Flak 88 to the rest of the competition completely chewing the game up and spitting it out, asking for more.

As the engine has so many physics effects a lot of the work is processor based and so our overclock doesn't give us a huge advantage, but it doesn't need it. No settings with make the XXX even jog, much less break into a sweat.



Dawn of War 2 - Chaos RisingXFX 5870 XXX   Overclocking

Chaos Rising is the latest update to the popular Dawn of War franchise, adding the Chaos armies to help eradicate the green tide from the world.

Based upon a modified version of the Engine Relic used for Company of Heroes we can see how they have really cranked the detail up to almost unprecedented levels for a Real-Time Strategy game with blood flying, bodies dismembering and more particle and lighting effects that we could have dreamt of a small time ago.

Our results follow those from COH with the 5870 XXX happily churning out the frames without a problem even under the most extreme conditions we could test.


World In Conflict - Soviet AssaultXFX 5870 XXX   Review

World in Conflict never really took off as a great RTS with the gameplay changing quite a lot from what we expected at the time.

Of course Command and Conquer 4 makes World in Conflict seem like Chess, but with the Soviet Assault add-on World in Conflict makes for a great stress test thanks to its built-in benchmark that produces more smoke and fog than a gathering of pipe-enthusiasts on The Moors. 

Despite the insane amount of things going on at once the XFX HD5870 XXX still keeps us about the magic 60FPS mark we need for smooth gaming and even the minimum frame rate never takes it to unplayable levels.


So if you're a fan of farming resources, building bases and generally taking it to the enemy as an army rather than a Rambo-esque soldier, the 5870 XXX has your back.

What if you prefer being a one man army though?

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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2010, 17:43:20

Yet another Great Review Tom

What better way to spend a Holiday than testing an XFX 5870?

I know I'd rather be doing that than being stuck here at work selling car parts.


05-04-2010, 19:42:20

Hello Tom

Im just abit curious here, coz as far as i understand u can run a Xfire setup involving a 5870 + 5850 so i was wondering if u would make such review and/or for instance also one including maybe a 5970 + 5870 to see how well this would scale in price/performance.


05-04-2010, 20:35:08

Originally Posted by name='AMD_PBz'
Yet another Great Review Tom
*VB wonders why we have our names at the top of the article*Quote

05-04-2010, 21:15:00

Hey VB

Maybe u would be so kind to answer my question if possible.....

Can u run a Xfire setup with a 5870 and a 5850 and if so, do u have any experience with the performance?


06-04-2010, 05:22:22

Next time use the flashing font and larger type face vb Quote

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