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 impressive Radeon HD 5870 maintained its fine performance in Crysis Warhead as well. It was the fastest single GPU card, miles ahead of the Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 285, and wasn't too far off from the GeForce GTX 295, especially at the highest resolution. Perhaps the 2GB variant of the HD 5870 may be able to pose a bigger threat to the GTX 295.
ATI's latest card was absolutely stellar on Far Cry 2, and absolutely blitzed the competition on the lower resolution settings. With 4x anti-aliasing enabled, it more than matched the GeForce GTX 295 and left the GeForce GTX 285 in the dust. However, the GTX 295 did fight back in the more intensive run with 8x anti-aliasing enabled, and that is most probably due to its significantly larger 1792MB frame buffer.