Last updated on June 24th, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5, is a survival horror third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the seventh installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, and was released on March 5, 2009 in Japan and on March 13, 2009 in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Windows version of the game was released on September 15, 2009 in North America, September 17 in Japan and September 18 in Europe. Resident Evil 5 revolves around Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they investigate a terrorist threat in Kijuju, a fictional town in Africa.
Within its first three weeks of release, the game sold over 2 million units worldwide and became the best-selling game of the franchise in the United Kingdom. As of December, 2009, Resident Evil 5 has sold 5.3 million copies worldwide since launch, becoming the best selling Resident Evil game ever made.
All game settings were set to maximum and we used 8x anti aliasing for the results with Resident Evil 5.
At 1920×1200 all the cards can deliver solid frame rates with our stressful testing environments. Moving up to 2560×1600 however shows that the HD5850 starts running out of steam, although the overclocked Sapphire card manages to increase the min frame rate above 25fps. The extra bandwidth with the HD5870 series helps at the higher resolution.