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PowerColor HD 4890 Review

ccokeman    -   April 2, 2009
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Testing:

Fallout 3 takes place after the nuclear holocaust that nearly wipes out civilization and leaves the world an irradiated mess. The vault, or fallout shelter, you are born in is Vault 101, situated in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area. The premise of the game is that the Vault has been sealed for 200 years and now your father has opened the vault and escaped without a trace. The Overseer believes you are involved, so you must escape as well into the wasteland that was once our nation's capital. I find myself looking for landmarks, since I am familiar with the streets of Washington DC.

Settings:

  • 4x Anti Aliasing
  • 15x Anisotropic Filtering
  • All other in-game settings to maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HD 4890 performs below the level of the GTX 260 overclocked, but right on target with the stock clocked GTX 260 until the 2560x1600 resolution, where it is ahead of every card except the GTX 275 and the GTX 280. The higher clock speeds help the performance of the HD 4890, but its direct competition, the GTX 275, still has the edge from 1280 to 2560.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look: (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Closer Look: (Catalyst Control Center)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Far Cry 2
  8. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  9. Testing: BioShock
  10. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  11. Testing: Dead Space
  12. Testing: Fallout 3
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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