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Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card (Page 12)

Shawn Baker | Apr 2, 2009 at 12:02 am CDT - 0 mins, 38 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

High Quality AA and AF

Our high quality tests let us separate the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls. If the cards weren't struggling before they will start to now.

Far Cry 2

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

We can see a good gain here, but unfortunately the HD 4890 does still struggle, though.

World In Conflict

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

We again see a good gain that equates to over 20%. Unfortunately we're just a bit below that 30 FPS minimum. Drop back the AF and move to 2x AA, however, and you'll fix that issue.

Left 4 Dead

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Graphics Card

Again we see that 20%+ increase in performance with the new card. With no minimum shown, though, we probably want to be closer to 55 - 60 FPS average for smooth game play, so we would probably recommend moving back from 8x MSAA to 4x.

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