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PowerColor Radeon HD 5750 Roundup

Date: 2009-10-27

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Test Setup

The new Radeon HD 5750 will be tested on our usual Windows Vista, Intel X38 based system as listed below. While some of you might feel that the system is getting old, it's not the age that matters but how capable the rig is, which folks often misjudge. We at We are testing products day in and day out and we thoroughly know the capabilities of various products. So we've proven the worth of our old Core 2 Quad system in its performance capabilities in this article not long ago where it's almost just as good as a top end AMD Phenom II system or for that matter, even a top Core i7 processor. So rest assured that our test rig is more than capable of testing today's graphics cards and only needs more CPU assistance when running extremely high end multi-GPU configurations, which we do setup accordingly when required.

Windows Vista SP1 Test System:
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (3.00GHz)
  • Gigabyte X38T-DQ6 motherboard
  • 2 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Aeneon memory in dual channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1

Given the Radeon HD 5770 was comparable to the older Radeon HD 4870, we are guessing the performance of the Radeon HD 5750 would be close to the last-generation Radeon HD 4850, which is a very popular choice for those looking for a mainstream graphics card. We have also included comparison cards from NVIDIA, namely the GeForce GTX 260+, GeForce GTS 250 (rebranded GeForce 9800 GTX+) and the GeForce 9800 GT.

Here's the complete list of cards tested and the driver versions used:
  • PowerColor PCS HD 5750 Premium Edition 1GB GDDR5 (Beta 8.66 RC9)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Beta 8.66 RC9)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 (Catalyst 9.8)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR5 (Catalyst 9.8)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260+ 896MB GDDr3 (ForceWare 190.62)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB GDDR3 (ForceWare 190.62)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (ForceWare 190.62)

The cards were tested using the following benchmarks:
  • Futuremark 3DMark06
  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Dawn of War 2

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