Test System Specs & 3Dmark Vantage

Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 920 (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700W)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- AMD Radeon HD 6870 (1GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5970 (2GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5830 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5770 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5750 (1GB)
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 480 (1.5GB)
- Palit GeForce GTX 470 (1.3GB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 (1GB)
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 460 (768MB)
- Palit GeForce GTS 450 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 258.96 WHQL
- Nvidia Forceware 260.89
- AMD Catalyst 10.9
- AMD Catalyst 10.10a



The 3Dmark Vantage results at 1920x1200 suggest the Radeon HD 6870 is slightly faster than the Radeon HD 5850 and the GeForce GTX 470. That said, the numbers also imply that the GeForce GTX 460 is slower than the Radeon HD 5830, which we know not to be true. Let's see what real-world benchmarks reveal…