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Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

We haven't seen anything from Force3D before, but the HD 4870 Black Edition from them today looks to be the goods.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Force3D

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 and Catalyst 8.9

 

Today we'll be comparing the HD 4870 Black Edition from Force3D against the stock clocked Sapphire HD 4870 and some of NVIDIAs cards like the 9800 GTX, 9800 GX2 and GTX 280.

 

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.

 

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

 

Our first test shows all the cards here today performing quite close to each other with the older dual GPU 9800 GX2 coming out ahead.

 

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