MSI Radeon 4850 R4850-V101 Video Card Review :: Test Setup and Performance

09-05-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

The MSI card is clocked exactly the same as the ATI reference card we used in the last review of the HD 4850 card so performance should be similar across the board. One note, the Catalyst 8.8 drivers were used in the review while the Catalyst 8.6 were used in the previous review. The performance of the card in Bioshock is a bit interesting in that the ATI cards are faster than the GTX280in this application, but otherwise the performance is as to be expected for this series of card.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz memory running at 2000MHz
  • 2 74 GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • MSI Radeon HD 4850 video card running Catalyst 8.8
  • EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 18.11 Forceware drivers
  • Rosewill 950W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Enemy Territory QuakeWars Patch 1.5 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament 3 Patch 1.2 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • STALKER 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • 3DMark05/06 version 1.3/ 1280x1024, 1920x1200 default run
  • Aquamark 3 standard test
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • PCMark05/Vantage

DirectX 10.0

  • 3DMark Vantage 1.01 1280x1024, 1920x1200 standard test run
  • Crysis Patch 1.2 1280x1024, 1680x1050 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Lost Planet DX10 Performance demo 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF
  • Bioshock DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough