Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10):
The final 3D game to analyze is Resident Evil 5. Its integrated DirectX 10 benchmark was executed with a resolution of 1680x1050, 8x Anti-Aliasing, and with settings on high. The benchmark provides results in terms of an average frame rate value, and higher is better.
The Vapor-X Radeon HD5870 performs just over 20% better than the HD5850, but falls about 23% short of the pair of HD5850 cards in CrossFire.
Windows 7 Experience:
Windows 7 includes a utility to analyze the performance of a few system components, and we will consider the gaming graphics and desktop graphics scores, as they are the only ones that should change from one graphics card to the next. Higher is better for these values, and the highest possible score is 7.9.
Windows definitely appreciates the horsepower under the hood of the Vapor-X Radeon HD5870, as it scores it as close to the maximum as I have seen to date.