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HIS Radeon HD 4890 Turbo Graphics Card (Page 4)

By Shawn Baker from Apr 15, 2009 @ 23:52 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: HIS

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 9.2, Catalyst 9.3 (HD 4890), ForceWare 185.65

Today we'll be seeing how the HD 4890 Turbo compares against the older HD 4870 and the GTX 260. The main thing we'll be looking at today, though, is what kind of extra performance we get when compared to the stock model from Sapphire.

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.

HIS HD 4890 Turbo Graphics Card

Straight off the bat we can see a nice little performance increase with the HIS HD 4890 Turbo. We can actually see at the Extreme preset it manages to beat out the GTX 260 which is something the stock model couldn't achieve.

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