ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review
Motherboard : ASUS Rampage III Extreme
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 180bclk 3.6ghz
RAM : 6GB Corsair Dominator GT @1333mhz
GPU : ATI 5870 1GB
PSU : OCZ 1000w Gold PSU
HDD : 160GB Western Digital
Monitor : Samsung 2433 24" @ 1920x1200
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64
3D Mark Vantage
With everything suitably ready to go it's time for our old favourite, 3D Mark Vantage. The default 900MHz core clock gives a great score of just under 20000 in our performance test which is up there with the best 5870s we've seen. Mind you as it's £70 odd more than a reference card we'd hope so.
Our 100MHz overclock gives us an extra 1500 points which is a fine score indeed.
With the far more demanding High settings applied the scores naturally reduce, but still an impressive level. The overclock really holds up well with a thousand points gained over the stock, and already fast, card.
Unigine really stresses cards under the DirectX 11 API as you can see with neither the stock or overclocked card making it to 60FPS. Considering the eye candy on offer though it is hardly surprising.