ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review
Despite the settings being absolutely at the stops, the Matrix Platinum still chews through the game like a dog at your slippers. Perhaps the biggest surprise is how little extra performance we see from the overclock despite having our core past 1GHz.
Just Cause 2
No your eyes do not deceive you. No we didn't mix up the results and yes the graph is accurate.
Faster than you can say "CPU limited" we find possibly the smallest gain ever seen from an overclock. 0.007 frames per second. The most curious thing when you consider CPU limited, is that both min, max and average results are identical. Strange things that need investigating further another time.
Need For Speed Shift
The brilliant Need for Speed Shift from EA is our favourite racing game at the moment. Sumptuous visuals, great sounds and fine playability. Here the Matrix Platinum makes short shrift of it in both stock and overclocked form, with over 100 FPS even at minimum.
Although the maximum rates are clearly CPU limited, the extra grunt of the overclock makes all the difference and we break through the magical 60 FPS barrier. Impressive stuff.