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Test System Specs & 3Dmark Vantage

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- ATI Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
- VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 X2 (2GB)
- Asus Radeon HD 4890 (1GB)
- Palit Radeon HD 4870 (1GB)
- Asus GeForce GTX 295 (1792MB)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
- Asus GeForce GTX 275 (896MB)
- Palit GeForce GTX 260 (896MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 191.03
- ATI Catalyst 9.10



Futuremark 3Dmark Vantage results see the HIS Radeon HD 5850 easily outscoring Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 at all three tested resolutions. At 2560x1600 the performance of the Radeon HD 5850 was 19% greater than that of the GeForce GTX 285, and 11% slower compared to the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2.