Asus Matrix 5870 2GB Video Card Review

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OpenGL Testing - Cinebench R11.5 and Heaven 2.0

 OpenGL Performance
 Cinebench R11.5 and Unigine Heaven 2.0

Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) is the 3D graphics API developed by Silicon Graphics Inc (SGI) in 1992, and managed by the Khronos Group. Although it can be used in video games like Microsoft's Direct3D API, OpenGL is more commonly utilized in CAD and scientific visualization settings.

As a group, the ATI Radeon cards out performed the Fermi based NVIDIA cards in Maxon's Cinebench R11.5. We didn't see much of a difference between the dual GPU 5970 compared to the 5870s we tested, so it's clear this test isn't coded for multi-GPU setups or ATI's drivers don't recognize it. At 79 FPS, the Asus Matrix 5870 clocked in 49% faster than Zotac's GTX 480.

Heaven v2.0 supports OpenGL 4.0 and hardware tessellation. We found the Matrix 5870 scored on par with the reference design at 13 FPS minimum and 21 FPS maximum. 

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