PowerColor HD 4890 Reviewccokeman - April 2, 2009
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest has begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
Performance wise, the only card to beat the HD 4890 in the first 3 resolutions is the GTX 275. At 2560x1600, the NVIDIA card does pull ahead by a pretty decent margin of between 400 and 1000 points.