Wednesday, March 18th 2009

Radeon HD 4890 3DMark Performance Revealed

Taiwan-based English tech website OC Heaven has disclosed some performance figures of the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 4890 1 GB graphics accelerator. The tests run are two of the most popular synthetic benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark06. Also disclosed, rather verified, are the card's clock speeds as read by ATI Catalyst Control Center and GPU-Z. The test bed, from what the 3DMark06 window shows, consists of an Intel Core i7 920 CPU running at 2.66 GHz, coupled with 3 GB of system memory. In 3DMark06, the HD 4890 accelerator secured a score of 16,096 points, with SM 2.0 score of 6155, HDR/SM 3.0 score of 7521, and CPU score of 4836. In 3DMark Vantage, it secured a score of P10996. Catalyst Control Center reveals the card's memory bandwidth to be 124.8 GB/s, up from the 111 GB/s on its predecessor, the HD 4870. The early driver in use makes provides "RV790" as the device string to GPU-Z.

Update (03/19):Ukrainian website Overclockers.com.ua has come up with a more comprehensive 3DMark shootout between cards in this segment. Radeon HD 4890 and HD 4890 CrossFireX are part of the comparison. The testers used an Intel Q6600 CPU running on an X48 motherboard with 4 GB of memory. The article can be read (Google-translated to English) here.

Sources: OC Heaven, Overclockers.com.ua
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103 Comments on Radeon HD 4890 3DMark Performance Revealed

#1
alexp999
Staff
Tatty_One said:
With your CPU running at just 2.66gig or thereabouts?
But they have an i7, thats got 8 threads!

Their CPU score is higher than mine in 3DMark 06
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#2
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
alexp999 said:
But they have an i7, thats got 8 threads!

Their CPU score is higher than mine in 3DMark 06
Really? I have found in 2006 that I need to get around 300mhz+ more speed to match it on CPU score.
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#4
Polarman
They don't mention how hot this card is!
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#5
SteelSix
TheMailMan78 said:
Screw the card. I need a full frontal shot of your avy.
+1 !! :respect:
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#6
$ReaPeR$
farlex85 said:
I was under the impression it was an RV790. Even if it's similar, it's going to be a tad different. For all we know, the only difference may be on the software level. Either way, it's a preliminary benchmark of an unreleased card (thus not to be expected as full results).
i totally agree! we should wait before we rush into conclusions on how good or bad this card is.
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#7
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
TheMailMan78 said:
Screw the card. I need a full frontal shot of your avy.
+1 :D
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#8
truehighroller1
I get 10800~ with my 4870 1GB and my CPU "Q9450" @ 3.86GHZ~. I wouls say this is a decent increase yes. My card is at 820 / 925.
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#9
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
btarunr said:
- the tester notes.
The 4800 series does so much better than any GTX200 card in 3DMark 06. I really hate that benchmark... I mean older nVidia cards smoke the newer ones and they smoke the 4800 cards too.
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#10
iStink
I hope ATI knows they need to offer this card at a killer price with how well nvidia is going. I see ati as a great competitor, but it's obvious with nvidia's purchase of physx , 3dmark vantage scores will be a tad askew lol.
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#11
EastCoasthandle
iStink said:
I hope ATI knows they need to offer this card at a killer price with how well nvidia is going. I see ati as a great competitor, but it's obvious with nvidia's purchase of physx , 3dmark vantage scores will be a tad askew lol.
You don't say...:laugh:
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Binge said:
The 4800 series does so much better than any GTX200 card in 3DMark 06. ...I really hate that benchmark...
On the bright side, you always end up with better scores in Vantage thanks to PhysX.
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#13
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
I end up with a better score because it's a better card for the benchmark PhysX or no PhsyX

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Top Performing 4870x2
1 giorgos th. ASUS 4870 X2 850/900 18526 i7 Extreme 985 @ 4500
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#14
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
Binge said:
The 4800 series does so much better than any GTX200 card in 3DMark 06. I really hate that benchmark... I mean older nVidia cards smoke the newer ones and they smoke the 4800 cards too.
Really? My old Gainward GTX260 (192) @ 795mhz got me 22,040 in 3D Mark 2006 with my quad at 4.4gig, my old Xpertvision HD4870 1GB @ 815mhz didnt get anywhere near that, about 20,400 I think..... identical system settings.
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#15
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Your 192 was legendary. You even said it yourself when I benched a 280 and it got lower marks that it was strange.
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#16
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
Binge said:
Your 192 was legendary. You even said it yourself when I benched a 280 and it got lower marks that it was strange.
True..... you got me there! :o
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#17
Hayder_Master
as we say no big different it is only overclock for 4870 , but there is only one think about vantage score i have 4870 and i overclock it at 800/1000 but my gpu score is 9250 so did the only 50 more gpu give more than 750 gpu score
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#18
Saakki


* ATI Radeon HD 4890: 850/975 MHz, 1 GB GDDR5
* HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo: 770/1000 MHz, 1 GB GDDR5
* GeForce GTX 285: 648/1476/1242 MHz , 1 GB GDDR3
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#19
EarlZ
Nothing really much an overclocked core can do, so this thing can finally beat the 260 216 in all possible situations, grats for ATI, next up is 280 and 285!
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#20
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
EarlZ said:
Nothing really much an overclocked core can do, so this thing can finally beat the 260 216 in all possible situations, grats for ATI, next up is 280 and 285!
Next up is apparently the GTX275, rumour has it that NVidia will release this new card on 6th April, the same day as the 4890 is released just to try and :nutkick: ATi, it obviously sits between the 260 and the 285, it will allegedly outperform the 4890 (just) but be 10% cheaper....... there are a number of sources claiming this on the webz, whether it's true or not IDK, I posted one link earlier in this thread I think.
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#21
TheMailMan78
Big Member
WTF is the shader count?! W=Where.
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
TheMailMan78 said:
WTF is the shader count?! W=Where.
800.
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#23
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Apparently the shaders are more efficient than the 4870's. How true this is I don't know, we'll have to wait and see the real results.

I hope this card isn't power hungry, I really don't.
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