Sapphire HD 4890 Atomic Edition Reviewccokeman - May 3, 2009
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is 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
The Atomic HD 4890 besting all cards in three out of four resolutions; its only loss was at 2560x1600. When the core is overclocked above 1GHz, the Atomic has no rival in this test - including the Asus ENGTX 285 TOP. When compared to the stock HD 4890, the performance differential is pretty stunning.