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Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 04 November 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Video Card
Closer Look: PowerColor Radeon HD 5770
AX5770 1GBD5-PPGV2 Detailed Features
PowerColor Radeon HD 5770 Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
Far Cry 2 Benchmarks
Resident Evil 5 Benchmarks
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.2
Overclocking the Radeon HD 5770
PowerColor AX5770 PCS Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
PowerColor AX5770 PCS Final Thoughts
AX5770 1GBD5-PPGV2 Conclusion

DX11: Lost Planet 2

A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terra forming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.

Test A
The primary purpose of Test A is to give an indication of typical game play performance of the PC running Lost Planet 2. (i.e. if you can run Mode A smoothly, the game will be playable at a similar condition). In this test, the character's motion is randomized to give a slightly different outcome each time.

Test B
The primary purpose of Test B is to push the PC to its limits and to evaluate the maximum performance of the PC. It utilizes many functions of Direct X11 resulting in a very performance-orientated, very demanding benchmark mode. (Information obtained from the Lost Planet 2 website)

PC_AX5770_Lost_Planet_2.jpg

Cost Analysis: Lost Planet 2 (1920x1080)

  • $140 GeForce GTS 450 1GB (MSI Cyclone) = $6.06 per FPS
  • $145 Radeon HD 5770 1GB (PowerColor 1GBD5-PPVG2) = $5.54 per FPS

Test Summary: The Lost Planet 2 results give us reason to take another look at the AX5770 PCS+. It seems the CAPCOM titles are pretty much split down the middle between the GTS450 and the Radeon HD 5770 in our test bed. The AX5770 PCS+ outpaces the GTS450 at both resolutions and by a few FPS. When overclocked, the gains are advanced slightly more. The Lost Planet 2 test gives us some good room for improvement in the future as well. At these settings and with the DX11 features at high, both the Radeon HD 5770 and the GTS450 come in with below playable FPS. This test should give us good growing room in the future.

Graphics Card

GeForce 9800 GTX+

GeForce GTX285

GeForce GTS450

PowerColor
Radeon HD 5770 PPG

GPU Cores

128

240

192

800

Core Clock (MHz)

740

670

850

875

Shader Clock (MHz)

1836

1550

1700

N/A

Memory Clock (MHz)

1100

1300

1000

1225

Memory Amount

512 MB GDDR3

1024MB GDDR3

1024MB GDDR3

1024MB GDDR5

Memory Interface

256-bit

512-bit

128-bit

128-bit



 

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# RE: PowerColor Radeon AX5770 1GBD5-PPGAthlonite 2010-11-04 06:23
That is a great little card and you can make it greater by pairing it with another to get just on 5870 speeds and some better visual quality settings for less money than one HD5870
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