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Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 Ultimate Edition - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

The HD 3850 offers good bang for buck as it stands. We see if this passive version from Sapphire warrants a higher cost.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 2, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

Moving to the more intensive 3DMark06 we can see the stock clock offering is of course slower, but not by all that much.

 

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