Sapphire HD 4770 Reviewccokeman , ClayMeow - May 31, 2009
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista-based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. "Entry" is 1024x768 progressing to "Extreme" at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default
- Entry: 1024x768
- Performance: 1280x1024
- High: 1680x1050
- Extreme: 1920x1200
- PhysX: Off
The Sapphire HD 4770 is obviously not the fastest card out there. But once you reach the Extreme preset, it holds its own pretty well. At this level, it delivered a higher score than the two nVidia offerings and performed up to the level of the HD 4850 when overclocked. The overclocked scores of the HD 4770 eclipsed those of the HD 4850 at all four presets. Pretty stout when you consider the price point this card is meant to compete at.