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GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870

"Gainward Radeon HD 4870 review which we are comparing to Gainward Radeon HD 4850. The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 is a powerful video card with 800 Shaders for amazing gaming performance. The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 also features advanced GDDR5 memory running at 3600 Mhz DDR which is 45% faster than Gainward Radeon HD 4850. Software used for testing was 3dmark 2006, 3dmark Vantage and Battlefield 2142."

GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870


SYSTEM INFORMATION
VIDEO CARD GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870
GAINWARD RADEON HD 4850
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v8.9
PROCESSOR AMD PHENOM X4 9950 BLACK EDITION
MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE GA78LMT S2P
MEMORY CORSAIR 4GB DDR2 XMS2 DOMINATOR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS VISTA

3DMARK 2006

FINAL SCORE

GAINWARD RADEON HD 487012821
GAINWARD RADEON HD 485011705

SHADER MODEL 2.0

GAINWARD RADEON HD 48705760
GAINWARD RADEON HD 48505018

SHADER MODEL 3.0

GAINWARD RADEON HD 48707086
GAINWARD RADEON HD 48506085

GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4850

COMMENT "The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 outperforms Gainward Radeon HD 4850 by 9% overall, 13 with Shader Model 2.0 and 14% with Shader Model 3.0."

3DMARK VANTAGE

FINAL SCORE

GAINWARD RADEON HD 48703420
GAINWARD RADEON HD 48502621

GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4850

COMMENT "The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 puts in a great performance beating Gainward Radeon HD 4850 by 23%. 3dmark Vantage is a much better indicator for what future performance might be like than 3dmark 2006. 3dmark Vantage shows a clear advantage for Gainward Radeon HD 4870 over Gainward Radeon HD 4850."

BATTLEFIELD 2142

NORMAL QUALITY

GAINWARD RADEON HD 487095
GAINWARD RADEON HD 485087

HIGH QUALITY

GAINWARD RADEON HD 487093
GAINWARD RADEON HD 485084

EXTREME QUALITY

GAINWARD RADEON HD 487088
GAINWARD RADEON HD 485073

GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4850

COMMENT "The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 delivers great performance with Battlefield 2142 beating Gainward Radeon HD 4850 by between 8% to 17%."

GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870

PAGE 1 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2006, 3DMARK VANTAGE AND BATTLEFIELD 2142
PAGE 3 MORE GAMES BENCHMARKS AND FINAL RESULT

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