Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Review :: Test Setup and Software

11-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

We have moved to Windows 7 for all testing of motherboards and video cards. It will be a long haul to re-do all tests but worth it in the long run as having a unified test OS is better than having two of them. It has also given me the opportunity to rethink our test suite. After all, running a bunch of three year old DirectX 9 games is not very useful for determining performance in today’s games.


Test System


  • Core i7 920 CPU running 2.66GHz standard
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • Sapphire HD 5750 Vapor-X running Catalyst 9.10
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • 3GB Kingston KHK1600 DDR3-1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz (Maximum memory supported by Core i7 920 CPU)
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
  • Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master Ultimate 1000W PSU

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • BattleForge DirectX 10.0/11 (only on ATI 58xx cards)
  • HAWX DX 10.0/10.1 (on ATI cards)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum DX 10
  • Resident Evil 5 DX10
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage