TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,919 Reviews & Articles | 38,136 News Posts

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 In Crossfire - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

We've all been wondering about Shane's love for the HD 4850 in Crossfire, today we figure out what it's all about.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 19, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

 

Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)

 

Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Forceware 175.16 (9 Series) 177.34 (GTX 280) Catalyst 6.5

 

With a whole heap of other graphics cards along with our two HD 4850s, we're going to see what exactly we have on our hands today.

 

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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.

 

 

Straight away we can see the $500ish AUD HD 4850 combo beat out the competition. The single card, while sitting at the back carries a very small price tag, yet it sits not all that far behind the heavily overclocked 9800 GTX OCX from BFG.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases