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Gainward Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

Gainward have dipped their toes into the pool that is ATI. Today we check out the HD 4850 Golden Sample.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: Gainward

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: Catalyst 8.9

 

Today we'll be checking out the HD 4850 Golden Sample card from Gainward against a stock clocked HD 4850 to find out just what kind of gains the overclocked Gainward has put on offer for us.

 

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 worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests.

 

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.

 

Gainward Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Graphics Card

 

3DMark06 shows the Golden Sample getting some pretty impressive scores over the stock clocked offering at all resolutions.

 

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