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Sapphire HD 4890 Atomic Edition Review

ccokeman    -   May 3, 2009
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Testing:

Left 4 Dead is a new release from Valve that leaves you as part of a group of survivors in a world where an infection has rapidly turned the populace into a zombie horde. You goal is to make it to a rescue point, all the while fighting what seems like overwhelming odds. Along the way there are safe houses where you can replenish your weapons and health. The movie 'I Am Legend' comes to mind to set the stage for this game. But, unlike the movie, there are four characters and not just a lone gun and his faithful companion. The horde is not at all like the typical slow walking, foot shuffling zombie. These zombies are quick and work with the pack mentality. Your job: survival! Below are several screenshots to show some in-game action.

Settings:

  • Anti-Aliasing: x4
  • Anisotropic Filtering: x16
  • Game Settings: Maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same story keeps ringing true here. The Atomic is faster than the standard version by a wide margin - the Atomic is just that much better than the stock card. On the other hand, the Atomic outperforms every card except the GTX 285 in this test. When overclocked to 1050/1255, the differential shrinks, with the Atomic actually taking the lead at 2560x1600 by five FPS.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  4. Testing: Far Cry 2
  5. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  6. Testing: BioShock
  7. Testing: Call of Duty: World at War
  8. Testing: Dead Space
  9. Testing: Fallout 3
  10. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  11. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  12. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  13. Conclusion
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