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HIS RADEON HD 3850 256MB

"His Radeon HD 3850 review also featuring Sapphire Redeon HD 2600 XT and MSI NX 8600 GT. His Radeon HD 3850 is equipped with 320 Stream Processing Units and Unified Shader Architecture."

HIS RADEON HD 3850

SYSTEM INFORMATION

VIDEO CARD HIS RADEON HD 3850
SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT
MSI NX 8600 GT
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v7.11
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v196.05
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 X2 4800
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS VISTA

3DMARK 2006

HIS RADEON HD 385010132
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 5306
MSI NX 8600 GT5026

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "His Radeon HD 3850 delivers an impressive performance increase over Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT of 48% and is 51% faster than MSI NX 8600 GT."

BIOSHOCK

HIS RADEON HD 385058
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 28
MSI NX 8600 GT22

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "3dmark 2006 is important but it's not playable so let's see what the His Radeon HD 3850 can do with real games. Although Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT is playable with 28fps the His Radeon HD 3850 blew it's performance away delivering a solid 58fps."

COMPANY OF HEROES

HIS RADEON HD 385054
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 27
MSI NX 8600 GT19

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "Company of Heroes is not a fast action game like Bio-Shock but the His Radeon HD 3850 was more than a match for this game delivering 54fps. For the second game in a row Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT deliverd good performance but MSI NX 8600 GT was quite poor."

CRYSIS

HIS RADEON HD 385038
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 18
MSI NX 8600 GT14

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "Crysis in the most demanding game we have benchmarked but the His Radeon HD 3850 still delivers a solid 38fps which is playable. The same can't be said for Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT and MSI NX 8600 GT which are both unplayable with this game."

STALKER

HIS RADEON HD 385059
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 26
MSI NX 8600 GT18

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "Stalker is another demanding game but the His Radeon HD 3850 still delivers a very playable 59fps. Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT delivers an almost playable performance of 26fps but MSI NX 8600 GT is once again unplayable."

WORLD IN CONFLICT

HIS RADEON HD 385054
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 24
MSI NX 8600 GT22

HIS HD 3850 SAPPHIRE HD 2600 XT MSI NX 8600 GT

COMMENT "World in Conflict is another very demanding game but the His Radeon HD 3850 is more than a match for this game delivering 54fps."

FINAL RESULT

HIS RADEON HD 385018378
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT 9300 (-50%)
MSI NX 8600 GT8461 (-54%)

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "Greatest performance differences are shown when using games and HIS RADEON HD 3850 offers 53% better gaming performance compared to the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT and an even more impressive 66% increase in performance compared to MSI NX 8600 GT. Take a good look at the synthetic and game performance shown by the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT and MSI NX 8600 GT. When using synthetic benchmarks they are within 3% of each other but when using the game benchmarks the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT easily beats MSI NX 8600 GT by 27% which is why I would choose the 2600 XT."
COMMENT "HIS RADEON HD 3850 puts in a great performance using synthetic benchmarks beating the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT by 50% and MSI NX 8600 GT by 54%. I was not surprised by the close performance between the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 2600 XT and MSI NX 8600 GT. The greatest strength HIS RADEON HD 3850 has is it's great gaming performance. This is shown clearly with game after game being very playable with HIS RADEON HD 3850"
HIS RADEON HD 3850 10/10!

HIS RADEON HD 3850

PAGE 1 HIS RADEON HD 3850 INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2006 AND GAME BENCHMARK RESULTS


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