Sapphire 5970 Toxic Review

Unigine

Sapphire 5970 Toxic Review

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

There isn't much we haven't already said about Unigine, but once again if anything can push a card to the absolute limit, this is it. More eye-candy than Miss World. With zero anti-aliasing the Toxic gets very close to the 100FPS mark that seemed impossible when Unigine was first released. Our overclock doesn't actually seem to make a difference to the results, barring a little higher at the minimum level.

 

With 8x anti-aliasing applied the Toxic actually compares better than it does in the above graph. Comfortably beating the stock Ares and not that far behind the overclocked Ares, made even more impressive when you consider that the Toxic has a little less CPU power behind it, and that the overclock isn't making any worthwhile difference in this test.

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06-08-2010, 13:25:07

killablade
Wow. I'd love one of those for my system! I didn't expect it to overclock THAT well!

By the way, I see the award images have changed? (atleast for the performance award?) I like it, looks nice Quote

06-08-2010, 14:02:25

VonBlade
Yes indeed the awards have all been updated to match the new OC3D logo. If you think the performance one is lush, wait til we bring the others out.Quote

06-08-2010, 14:04:12

silenthill
great review but I really can't understand why in crysis warhead the asus ares kicks the ass of the toxic in the minima and average FPS even in stock clocks - what's going on here guys? Quote

06-08-2010, 14:51:35

VonBlade
Couple of things explain that. Firstly the Toxic had a few less CPU clocks to handle the Physx, and the Toxic is a 5970 whereas the Ares is twin 5870s.

So the CPU will account for most of it, and the tiny extra theoretical grunt of the Ares gives us the few extra. If you look back at the Ares XF results you'll see that Crysis is pants no matter how much hardware you have. So really take it with a pinch of salt.
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06-08-2010, 17:25:43

alienware
Hmm. Is it me or does that cooler either -

A. Completely rip off the Arctic Accelero Xtreme

B. Use an Arctic Accelero Xtreme.

'cos from where I am sitting it has to be one or the other.Quote
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