ASUS HD 4850 MATRIX HTDI 512M A Review :: Test Setup and Performance

02-01-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

Performance was better than expected mainly due to the newest drivers improving performance nearly across the board compared to the older HD 4850 cards I've reviewed. The default clock of the card meant that the card should perform as well as other HD 4850 cards but with lower temperatures and higher overclock potential.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running at 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz memory running at 1333MHz default clock
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 Mode
  • XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running latest Forceware drivers
  • ASUS EAH4850/Matrix/512M/A video card running Catalyst 8.12 drivers
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • 3DMark05/06/
  • PCMark05/Vantage
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • STALKER Patch 1.5 Worldwide 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
  • COD4 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough

DirectX 10.0

  • Bioshock DX10 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Crysis Patch 1.2.1 applied 1280X1024, 1680x1050, 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Lost Planet DX10, 1280X1024, 1920X1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Performance benchmark
  • 3DMark Vantage