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Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 8, 2009 4:47 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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: Catalyst 9.6


Today we'll see how the Sapphire HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X card goes up against the HD 4890 Voltage Tweak from ASUS which out of the box carries the default clocks along with the standard 1GB of GDDR5 memory.


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.


Sapphire HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Graphics Card


Under Vantage we can see that the Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB model is able to get a jump on the ASUS model we have here today.


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