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Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD Radeon HD 5870 Videocard Review
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD Radeon HD 5870 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Gigabyte's GVR587SO-1GD videocard increases the Radeon HD 5870's core clockspeed to 950MHz, the effective frequency of its GDDR5 memory to 5GHz. This beauty of a videocard uses a custom dual-fan heatsink design for better cooling and takes advantage of Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA+ manufacturing techniques.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte May 27 2010   J. Apong  
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DX11/DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: STALKER

STALKER: Clear Sky - DX10

Source: GSC

Stalker: Clear Sky is a prequel to Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl. The player assumes the role of Scar, a veteran Stalker mercenary who is rescued by Clear Sky, a faction looking to explore the ruins of the Chernobyl power plant and solve the mystery at the heart of the Zone. The Sun Shafts test is part of Stalker's benchmarking suite, which uses DirectX 10 graphics capabilities and can stress even the fastest videocards.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSTALKER Clear Sky - Ultra HQ / DX10 / NoAA
Sun Shafts Test 1600x1200 Points Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 39.6
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 42.2
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 33.8
ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A 20.8
Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI 10.9
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A (rev.A) 24.5
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 24.6
Asus EAH4850 HTDI/512M 16.7
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB 20.7
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB Crossfire 31.5
Asus EAH4770 FML/DI/512MD5/A 17.1
Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I 2.5
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 38.3
Gigabyte GV-N285OC-2G1 29.1
Gigabyte GV-N26SO-896I 50.2
Gigabyte GV-N26OC896H-GA 24.6
Sparkle GTX260 Core 216 25.1
ASUS EN9600GT DI/512MD3/A 9.3
Sun Shafts Test 1900x1200 Points Ranking
Palit HD4870 X2 2GB 34.3
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 38.1
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 30.2
ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A 18.6
Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI 9.7
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A (rev.A) 21.6
Asus EAH4890 HTDI/1GD5/A 21.6
Asus EAH4850 HTDI/512M 14.8
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB 15.2
Gigabyte GV-R477D5-512HB Crossfire 27.3
Asus EAH4770 FML/DI/512MD5/A 15
Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I 1.5
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 33.6
Gigabyte GV-N285OC-2G1 25.5
Gigabyte GV-N26SO-896I 43.9
Gigabyte GV-N26OC896H-GA 21.5
Sparkle GTX260 Core 216 19.9
ASUS EN9600GT DI/512MD3/A 8.1

Here's another test where the Geforce GTX 480 finishes just ahead of the Gigabyte GVR587SO-1GD at 1920x1200 in DirectX 10 mode. The sun shafts tests pushes a lot of shader power, but how will the Geforce videocard fare in the DX11 version of this test?

STALKER: Call of Pripyat - DX11

Source: GSC

Stalker: Call of Pripyat benchmark is based on one of the in game locations. The testing process includes four stages, those utilizing various weather and time of the day settings (day, night, rain, bright sun). In order to test your system thoroughly the benchmark is provided with a number of presets and options including different versions of DirectX (9.0, 10.0, 11), screen resolutions, antialiasing etc, all at your disposal.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSTALKER Call of Pripyat - Ultra / DX11 / 4xMSAA/HDAO
Sun Shafts Test 1600x1200 Points Ranking
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 32.8
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 26.3
ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A 16.4
Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI 10.1
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 29
Sun Shafts Test 1900x1200 Points Ranking
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 28.0
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 22.4
ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5/A 13.8
Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI 8.5
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 25.4

When STALKER is flipped into DX11 mode there's a dramatic change in performance as the higher graphics settings and details take their toll on the performance of even the fastest videocards. Here at both tested resolutions the Radeon HD 5870 is the fastest videocard tested, coming out ahead of the Geforce GTX 480 by about 10%.

Heaven Benchmark 2.0 - DX11

Source: GSC

The Uniengine Heaven Benchmark vesion 2.0 is designed to test the DirectX 11 capabilities of next-generation videocards, with an emphasis on tesselation effects. For this benchmark tesselation is set to 'Extreme', which adds significant amounts of detail to the rendered geometry.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHeaven Benchmark 2.0 - DX11 / high / extreme /4xA / 0xAA
1280x1024 Points Ranking
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 29.3
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 24
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 51.4
1600x1200 Points Ranking
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 25.7
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 21.1
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 43.4
1920x1200 Points Ranking
Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD 23.4
ASUS EAH5850 DirectCu Top/2DIS/1GD5 19.3
ASUS ENGTX480 2DI/1536MD5 38.5

The Gigabyte GVR587SO-1GD is trounced in this synthetic benchmark, which seems to be better suited to NVIDIA's tesselation engine. At the highest resolution the GVR587SO-1GD is nearly 40% slower than the Geforce GTX 480.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-R587SO-1GD Radeon HD 5870 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Special Memory, NEC Capacitors and Voltage Read Points
 Pg 3.  Quad Heatpipe dual-fan heatsink design
 Pg 4.  Eye of the Tiger: ATI Radeon RV870 Cypress GPU
 Pg 5.  Videocard Overclocking Report
 Pg 6.  Test System Specs: Radeon HD 5870 vs Geforce GTX 480
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 8.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 11.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 12.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 13.  — DX11/DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: STALKER
 Pg 14.  AA/AF Videocard Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 15.  GPGPU Videocard Benchmarks: Sandra 2009
 Pg 16.  Heavyweight VGA Champion of the World

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