Asus EAH4850 MT Republic of Gamers HD 4850 Reviewajmatson -
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The ASUS EAH4850 MT will be put through the paces using a series of gaming and video benchmarks designed to push the card to its maximum. Once the tests are run on the EAH4850 MT, it will be compared to several other cards, both new and older generation, to give you an idea of the performance it puts out compared to others on the market. To keep any outside variables from interfering with the scores, all hardware, unless otherwise noted, will be run at their stock speeds, timings, and voltages.
- Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9450
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
- Memory: Mushkin XP2 Redline 8000 2 x 2GB 5-5-5-12
- Video Card: ASUS EAH4850 MT
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 750GB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
Comparison Video Cards:
- ASUS EAH4850 MT 730/1098MHz
Overclocking the ASUS EAH4850 was nice since the Catalyst Control Center was not as restricted as it is with some cards; it gave me a lot of room to play with. I started off with overclocking the GPU core 5MHz at a time, pushing it until I could no longer run stable. Once I maxed out the GPU speed, I started on the memory frequency, pushing it the same as I did for the GPU. I was able to get quite far on the ASUS EAH4850MT, farther than I expected. This card took everything I threw at it and begged for more. The final overclock was 730MHz on the GPU and 1098MHz on the memory. The other HD 4850 that was compared in this review topped out at 675/1075MHz, so the ASUS EAH4850 MT definitely has some juice to put out.