Sapphire HD4850 Dual Slot Heatsink Reviewccokeman - September 30, 2008
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Just added to the OverclockersClub suite of benchmarks is the newest from Futuremark, 3DMark Vantage. 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.
- All default settings in each preset level
- Entry 1024x768
- Performance 1280x1024
- High 1680x1050
- Extreme 1920x1200
In 3DMark Vantage, the HD4850 DS outperfomed the three Nvidia G92 based video cards in all four resolutions. It finishes this benchmark behind only the GTX260 and the HD4870. It just does not have the muscle to overtake the faster cards.