ATI Radeon 5770 & 5750 Review - Hitting 60fps in Widescreen

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While our testing is designed to stress the card as much as possible, we all realize that games have quality settings for a reason. So, beyond seeing where the breaking point is for any individual card, I wanted to provide some insight into what image quality you can expect and get 60fps on a single widescreen. These settings are for the HD 5770. Settings for the HD 5750 would need to be slightly lower.

Note, it is simply not possible to hit 60fps in many games at this resolution. In those instances we shot for 30fps.

Batman: Arkham Asylum - 2xAA and Very High settings gives you 60fps at 1920x1080

Battle Forge - 50fps by reducing resolution to 1600x900, 0xAA, turned off DX11 and SSAO and set everything to Medium quality.

Dirt 2 - I was able to hit 57fps by moving all settings from Ultra to High, setting 2xAA and setting Post Processing to Medium. I hit 61fps by setting 0xAA.

Far Cry 2 - 60fps can be hit by dropping the settings to 0xAA and Very High.

GTA IV - Considering the problems I had trying to improve performance on my Eyefinity6 review, I didn't bother going through the effort here.

HAWX - I hit 65fps by turning the DX10 settings down one notch each. Shadows and Sun Shafts were set to Low, and SSAO to Medium.

Heaven Demo - It is not possible to hit 60fps with this benchmark on a single GPU at Eyefinity resolutions. Considering it is meant to test/tax your system, that is to be expected. Dropping almost every setting down to minimums couldn't even hit 30fps in Eyefinity.

Half-Life 2 - Both cards double the 60fps goal in widescreen.

STALKER - I could crack 30fps with significant quality reductions. Forcing to DX10, 2xAA, HDAO Medium, and disabling every other option produced