Asus 5850 TOP Review
Gaming Part 2
Here is our first strange result. Now before you jump up and down it has to be noted that the numbers we're dealing with are so small as to be barely noticeable, and within error tolerance. Nonetheless the Top in stock format did better than the overclocked reference model.
Venerable old Grid is very much past the end of its life but we've got a soft spot for the old girl here and couldn't resist dusting her off again.
After the anomaly of Dirt 2 we return to the familiar pattern with the Overclocked Top standing proudly at the top of the pile.
Need for Speed Shift definitely enjoys a little more grunt and here the rewards of a more modern card with better cooling and a higher speed are obvious. About the only way you could make the driving experience more enjoyable would be to have a warm tin of Castrol R on the desk and get the other half to burn some rubber.
So my fine friends who actually read the review rather than skipping to the conclusion, let's join the impatient ones shall we.