|Processor||Intel Core i7 920 (Stock)|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix 6GB kit DDR3 (SPD settings)|
|Motherboard||ASUS P6T Deluxe|
|OS||Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit|
|Graphic Card||Sapphire Radeon 5750 HD 1GB GDDR5|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake Toughpower 850 watt|
|Case||Silverstone FT01 Fortress|
Frames Per Second or “FPS” and Testing
We have all heard this term before and how it is used in benchmarking to compare one card against another. This can be a very useful measurement tool on seeing the results of any tweaks or overclocking that you may have done to the card.
Gamer always want the most out of their graphic cards and tend to do what ever they can to get the most performance, but truthfully if you can get anywhere between 50-60 frames per second you are in the good zone.
A good rule of thumb is that less that 30 frames per second will give you a unpleasant game play. A frame rate between 31-40 will give you a more enjoyable game, but there maybe some stuttering in heavy action parts of the game. 41-60 is your average range for good and enjoyable game play. Above the 60 frames per second range you will have any not troubles playing or enjoying you game.
Our first test will be with all the test selected and with a resolution of1280x1024.
I was able to over clock the card by using the ATI Overdrive and I obtained a 50MHz increase on both the GPU Clock and the Memory Clock. This was done by using the Auto-Tune feature in the software, but I think the software was not ready for the 5750 as I could not go any farther than the limits set in with the control display.