The Road to EvergreenThe ATI Radeon HD 4000 series made its debut with the Radeon HD 4870 and HD 4850 in June last year. Little did we know that these were the cards that heralded the comeback ...
The new Radeon HD 5870 lived up to its high-end billing by clocking an incredible 17122 3Dmarks on the lowest setting. At the highest, most demanding setting, it was still able to notch up an impressive 14629 3DMarks. In some cases, the new Radeon HD 5870 can score as much as 36% greater than the older HD 4890.
It also comprehensively defeated the reigning single GPU champ, the GeForce GTX 285. In fact, its scores were greater than that of the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295. Obviously, the new Radeon packs some serious firepower.