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ASUS Radeon EAH4870X2 Tri-Fan Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 5, 2009 8:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: ForceWare 182.50, Catalyst 9.4


Today our main focus will be seeing how the HD 4870 X2 from ASUS stacks up against the older HD 4870 along with how it compares to the latest ATI model, the HD 4890. Let's not drag our feet any longer and get stuck into it and see exactly what we have going on here.


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1


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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.


ASUS HD 4870 X2 Tri Fan Graphics Card


Straight off the bat we can see the HD 4870 X2 continues to offer some serious performance compared to its single GPU relatives.


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