AMD Eyefinity 5x1-Portrait Review - Benchmarking

Submitted by skipclarke on 21 January, 2011 - 15:00

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System Specs

These benchmarks were done using the 10.12 Preview benchmark, which introduced support for 5x1-Portrait mode.

  • Windows 7
  • EVGA X58 Tri-SLI Motherboard
  • Intel i7 920 at 4x2.67GHz
  • 12GB G.Skill DDR3 RAM
  • 2x Samsung 320GB T-Series HDD (one for the OS and games; one for swap file and FRAPS)
  • LG Super Multi Blu (HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Player)
  • Onboard audio
  • Corsair HX1000
  • My Open PC Doma Pro PCI Case
  • Logitch K340 Keyboard & Performance MX Mouse
  • Ergotech Heavy Duty Triple Desk Stand
  • 5x Dell U2211H IPS 16:9 1920x1080 Displays

My test rig remains unchanged, except for a new case. For easier testing, I recently migrated to the Doma Pro PCI test bench from My Open PC (review on that coming soon).

Games Tested

I have added a number of new titles to my benchmark suite recently. I have added Aliens vs. Predator, F1 Racing, Heaven v2, and Mafia 2. In addition, I have added Half-Life 2: Lost Coast to this specific benchmark article. In general, HL2 blows through every card we test, and hits CPU limits at 200+ fps. I thought it good to bring HL2:LC back into the mix for the first 5x1-P benchmark.

  • AvP
  • Battle Forge
  • DiRT 2
  • F1
  • Far Cry 2
  • HAWX
  • Heaven v2
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Just Cause 2
  • Mafia II
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat Benchmark Tool

As always, all games are tested at max settings (unless otherwise noted), with 4xAA and 16xAF enabled.