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Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 in Crossfire - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Today ATI have responded to the NVIDIA 9500 GT and to say we're surprised with the results would be an understatement.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%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: NVIDIA ForceWare 177.79, Catalyst 8.8, Catalyst HD 4670 Beta

 

With two HD 4670 cards in hand, what we will do today is compare the card against the 9500 GT DDR3 which sits in the same price bracket. Since we do have two that we will Crossfire, we will also throw the HD 4850 into the mix to see how two of these cards perform against it; just to give us an idea of what's going on.

 

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 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

 

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 in Crossfire

 

Straight away we can see the HD 4670 has a big jump on the 9500 GT. Also, in Crossfire we can see the cards are able to outperform a single HD 4850.

 

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