Benchmarks: World in Conflict, Wolfenstein
In our World in Conflict test we saw the HIS Radeon HD 5850 loose to the GeForce GTX 285 for a second time, and once again the margin was small. Here the performance margin between the two worked out to be just 3fps at 2560x1600, favoring Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285. The Radeon HD 5850 was about 11% faster than the Radeon HD 4890 in this game, so we are not seeing nearly the same performance gains as with other tests.
Concluding our gaming benchmarks we have Wolfenstein, one of the newest games we tested. Here the HIS Radeon HD 5850 comes home strong defeating the GeForce GTX 285 by a 19% performance margin at 2560x1600. The card was 18% slower than both the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2 and Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards at the same resolution.