MSI HD5870 Lightning Review

Gaming Part 2

MSI HD5870   Lightning Review

Dirt 2

Although the graphs are becoming fairly easy to predict, with the cards performing in a "top to bottom = best to worst" style, it's actually nice to see that the Lightning performs equally well regardless of the situation.

When overclocked it easily beats the 60FPS mark that we all strive for, and so you can be confident that all tracks and situations will remain smooth. Whereas the reference 5870 just giving 1 frame over the 60FPS line might have frame drops when it gets very busy.

Need For Speed Shift

Finally Need For Speed Shift not only has sumptuous graphics but is playable on all of our test cards. The R5870 Lightning overclock pulls out a clear lead though, giving an average frame-rate as high as the maximum obtained on the other three tests.

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12-04-2010, 05:58:53

tinytomlogan
MSI are back with the long awaited 5870 Lightning, is it as good as expected?

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12-04-2010, 07:16:53

a8875624
Is that a 2-pin fan header on top of the card where the PCB sticks out?
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