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ATI HD4850 1gb review.

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by JC316, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I just got this card in and running some tests. I just came from a 3870x2, so I will tell you how they run. Firstly, this part of the review is on stock 625/1000 clocks.

    First up is the synthetics:

    3dmark05 - All stock, no CPU tests done. 1024x768. - 19241
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    3dmark06 - All stock - 1280x124 - 12206
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    Furmark - All stock - 1280x1024 - 62min/105max/73 average
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    Clearly this card is not a 3dmark warrior. With only the dual core, I am a little over what my 8800GT did. The 3870x2 was clicking off 16K in 3dmark06. Onward to the important part though, gaming.

    Crysis - High - 1680x1050 - 4xAA - 30FPS average
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    Lost planet - Maxed DX10- 1680x1050 - 4xAA - Snow Level 25.9FPS - Cave 37.9FPS
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    Now, here is where the oddity comes in. With my 3870x2 and these same settings, Crysis ran 13.7FPS average. I always thought that was low, so I am assuming that it was only using 1 3870. Even still, 30FPS is insane for these settings, W1z's review of the 4870 shows that it only gets 27FPS average. Further investigation is required here. Lost planet difference is slightly in the favor of the 4850, but only by a few FPS.

    More to come later.....
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  2. Wartz New Member

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    Since W1z reviewed the 4870, there have been some hefty Crysis speed increases for 4000 series cards because of newer drivers.
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    crysis still runs like arse for me... could be the 4x slot holding my crossfire back, i'll know when the new board arrives.
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    The 1Gb 4850 had always been pretty much as fast as the 512mb 4870 in Crysis.
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    I wonder if its possible to use the onboard sideport mem on a 790GX board with the VRAM on the video card...
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    Nah, since you have to disable the IGP to use a dedicated card. Besides that, usually the onboards stuff is gddr2, and rarely gddr3.
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    it remains enabled if you use hybrid crossfire. But that means a 2400/3400 card.
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    nice performance , very near from my 4870
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    1GB 4850 is performing on par with 512MB 4870! Its pretty impressive.

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