Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card Review :: Test Setup and Performance

08-12-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock

One consideration when building a computer based upon the HD 4870 X2 was which motherboard to use. While an nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard can take a single HD 4870 X2 card, CrossfireX requires either an Intel motherboard with Crossfire capability or an AMD motherboard with CrossfireX support. Our regular video card platform uses the Intel QX9770 CPU; the fastest available on the market today besides Skulltrail QX9775 CPUs, so the decision was made to use an Intel X48BT2 motherboard. Every other component is the same between the ATI and NV platforms across the table.


Test System

  • Intel X48BT2 motherboard
  • 2GB Crucial DDR3-2000MHz memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • Palit ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
  • ASUS 16X DVD-ROM
  • Rosewill 950W PSU

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Enemy Territory QuakeWars 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament 3 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • STALKER 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Aquamark 3 standard test
  • 3DMark05/06 1280x1024, 1920x1200 no AA no AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • PCMark05/Vantage 1280x1024 standard test run
  • SpecViewPerf 10

DirectX 10.0

  • Crysis Patch 1.2 1280x1024, 1650x1080 4x AA 16x AF
  • Lost Planet Performance demo 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • Bioshock DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200 no AA no AF GPU Performance