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Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate Edition Review

When testing the Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate we feel it is important to use a processor that the buying public would be using in this specific sector. We could easily slot in an Intel high end Extreme Edition CPU, but its not a very realistic configuration so we opted for the excellent Core i5 750 which is one of the best value chips on the market right now.

For comparison purposes we have included some cards from nVidia as well as a last generation ATI board to measure up the potential benefits of an upgrade. Additionally a GTS 250 has been used as it fails into the same basic price zone and a GT220 is a product that many people might be upgrading from if they want to take their gaming more seriously.

Test System:

Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate 1GB GFX
ATI HD4670 512mb
nVidia GTS 250 512mb
nVidia GT 220
nVidia GT 210
Intel Core i5 750 2.66ghz
Corsair 4GB DDR3 @ 1600mhz
MSI P55-GD65
Coolit ECO A.L.C.
Silverstone Raven 2 Chassis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Catalyst 10.6
Fraps Professional
Forceware 257.21
Corsair TX650W PSU
Dell 2405W Panel
Intel 160GB SSD & 1TB Western Digital Drive
Keithley Integra unit
Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Resident Evil 5
Left 4 Dead 2
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Crysis Warhead
Far Cry 2
3D Mark Vantage – Extreme

All the latest bios updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru test all games across five closely matched runs and average out the results to get an accurate median figure. We mix and match various games across our reviews to try and keep our regular readers interested – no one wants to see the same five games used in every review.

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