Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review :: Test Setup and Performance

12-05-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

While our test platform for the video cards is still pretty good in terms of hardware, the test software is not. Every month new games are released which may stress the video card in different ways than just how many pixels are pushed across the screen. Shaders and Physics effects can stress the system but give a better visual experience. In upcoming weeks we'll likely have a selection of new games that will be added to the tests and then replace the current tests.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 CPU running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial DDR3-2000MHz SLI Ready memory running at 1333MHz
  • EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 16.11 Forceware drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 Mode
  • CoolerMaster 1200W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • COD4 Modern Warfare 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF
  • STALKER 1280X1024, 1920X1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough of the beginning Car Park mission
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough of Africa mission
  • Unreal Tournament 3 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough of the Single Player map Heat Wave Max settings 8 bots
  • PCMark 05
  • PCMark Vantage
  • 3DMark05/06 1280x1024, 1920x1200 default settings
  • SpecViewPerf 10

DirectX 10.0

  • Crysis Patch 1.2.1, 1280x1024, 1920x1200, Max settings custom FRAPS walkthrough of the first area of the game Contact
  • Lost Planet DX10, 1280x1024, 1920x1200, Performance Test
  • Bioshock DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough of beginning level
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200 Performance runs GPU score