MSI R4870 T21G ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Review :: Test Setup and Performance

11-12-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

With the recent launch of the X58 platform, Intel has launched three new CPUs and a new CPU interface (LGA-1366). Once more CPUs are added we may change our platform to the new interface and update our games. One other note, due to a misunderstanding of the graphics requirements, STALKER is DirectX 9.0; I apologize for any confusion this has caused. As STALKER and some of the other games are rather dated it, we will be changing our game benchmark suite in the near future.


Test System


  • Intel QX9770 CPU running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000 running at 1333MHz
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • Lite-On 24x DVD-RW
  • Cooler Master 1250W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

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
  • 3DMark05/06 version 1.3/ 1280x1024, 1920x1200 default run
  • Aquamark 3 standard test
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • PCMark05/Vantage
  • STALKER 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS Walkthrough

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
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1