MSI R4670 2D512 Review by Ben Sun :: Test Setup and Performance

12-19-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

The constantly changing computing landscape means that today's hottest most feature-rich games are yesterday's bargain bin games. The fact is that today's games are starting to take advantage of DirectX 10.0 and 10.1 due to the developers having time with DirectX 10.0 and later hardware. Our next video card test platform will likely focus on games that use DirectX 10.0.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000 memory running at 1333MHz
  • XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running latest nForce drivers
  • MSI R4670 2D512/3D running Catalyst 8.12 drivers
  • 2 74 GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 Mode
  • 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