Benchmarks: Wolfenstein, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Wolfenstein is one of the newer games in our review and it uses a heavily modified version of the id Tech 4 game engine. At 2560x1600, we were pleased to see that the Radeon HD 5970 was 52% faster than the Radeon HD 5870. This also meant that the Radeon HD 5970 was 43% faster than the GeForce GTX 295 and 52% faster than the Radeon HD 4870 X2. With an average of 93fps at this extreme resolution, the Radeon HD 5970 managed to make the GeForce GTX 295 look slow.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars employs the original id Tech 4 game engine. Despite it being quite old and testing with maximum in-game quality settings as well as 8xAA/16xAF enabled, the Radeon HD 5970 averaged a staggering 158fps at 2560x1600. This translated to a 49% performance margin over the Radeon HD 5870 and 55% over the Radeon HD 4870 X2.