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Old 10-05-09, 02:36 PM   #49
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Default Re: ASUS EAH5870 - "Unofficial" Review In The Works

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Coolest running cards out highend by alot.
Cool running means that they have lots of clocks left in them.....for the 5890 version.
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Old 10-08-09, 01:31 AM   #50
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Hi Mike,

I think it's not possible to measure power consumption by software.
But one indicator schould be the clocks of the card.

If they're not going up, when connecting more than one device it should be the first right step on the way.
Looking at your last screen of the panel, the card should keep the really nice core/memory clock of 157/300...

By the way: I LOVE your 'unofficial' test... there is nothing above real user experience!

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Hi Mike,

do you got new info about idle-clocks with more than one monitor attached?
Many thanks for your investigation!

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Old 10-09-09, 11:08 PM   #51
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Lightbulb S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Performance

It's been a busy week and I haven't had much time to devote to testing. I did however, run a few tests using the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky benchmark. The benchmark does not require that the game be installed and can be downloaded for comparison purposes.

http://cs.stalker-game.com/en/?page=news&item=119

The benchmark is based on one of the in-game locations – Marshland. The testing process includes four stages, those utilizing various weather and time of the day settings (day, night, rain, bright sun). In order to test your system thoroughly the benchmark is provided with a number of presets and options including different versions of DirectX (9.0, 10.0, 10.1), screen resolutions, antialiasing etc, all at your disposal.

The results are based on DirectX 10.

Day



Sunshafts



Night



Rain




Average frame rate looks good. Somewhat concerned with minimum frame rate.

Default Setting - 1680, 1920, and 2560



High Setting - 1680, 1920, and 2560



Extreme Setting - 1680, 1920, and 2560



Links to other Radeon 5870 reviews that used the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky benchmark:

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Old 10-10-09, 12:40 AM   #52
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This card it too powerful to NOT use AA in any game. I absolutely love mine and AA @ 1680 is almost free in most games.
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Old 10-10-09, 03:35 AM   #53
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Hi Mike,

do you got new info about idle-clocks with more than one monitor attached?
Many thanks for your investigation!

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OK, HT4U cleared this up!

Idle-Power with one display = 21W
Idle-Power with more displays = 53W
Thats a plus of a hefty 150%!

http://ht4u.net/reviews/2009/amd_ati...rt2/index4.php
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Old 10-20-09, 02:03 PM   #54
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Lightbulb Crysis Warhead Performance

Another downloadable benchmark that's freely available is the Crysis Warhead Benchmark Tool.

The average frame rate in Crysis Warhead under DX9 was over 60 fps at the first three results. The frame rate dropped to 47 fps at 1920x1200 w/4x antialiasing and at 2560x1600 with no aa, the average fell to 39 fps.

As expected, be prepared for a drop in performance under DirectX 10, which offers graphics improvements.

Ambush


These results are from the ambush level with the Gamer setting under DirectX 9 and 10. ambush has a number of special effects like fire, smoke, explosions, particles, ragdoll physics, water, etc.

Gamer Setting - DX9 vs. DX10



Extreme Setting - DX10


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Old 10-20-09, 03:26 PM   #55
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Lightbulb Up Next: Resident Evil 5 Performance

The Resident Evil 5 benchmark is available in the demo version of the game. Grab a copy here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/Resident...load-2331.html






Average frame rate only. Good performance across all resolutions. Motion blur on.


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Old 10-20-09, 11:32 PM   #56
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Here's a picture of my 5870 Crossfire in an 800D Corsair case.
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wow nice cable management...i really gotta sort mine out its a jungle in there.
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Old 10-21-09, 12:15 PM   #58
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Lightbulb Risen Demo Gameplay Performance

Installed the Risen demo, which is the successor to Gothic 3 (RPG).

http://www.bigdownload.com/games/risen/pc/risen-demo/

Initial impressions: Gamplay was smooth at all resolutions.



No issue with these results:


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Old 10-25-09, 12:03 PM   #59
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Next game looks to be Wolfenstein

Grab the demo here - http://www.bigdownload.com/games/wol...fenstein-demo/



Wolfenstein plays great. Graphics engine not as demanding, but able to use 2560x1600 with 8x AA at steady 60 fps.


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Old 10-25-09, 12:49 PM   #60
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MikeC, awesome job dude. Graphs look good as well.
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