Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review :: Test Setup and Software

07-10-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Review GPUz

GPUz


Performance of the 1GB card should be a little better than that of a 512MB card or a default clocked 1GB card due to the higher clock speed. It should be interesting to see the performance difference if any this card would have over the 2GB card as it is clocked slightly higher but has less memory. As our tests are run with 4x AA and 16x AF, it might be a very close call indeed.


Test System


  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running 3.2GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2000MHz memory running at 1333MHz
  • XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard running 15.53 Forceware
  • Sapphire Toxic HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E card running Catalyst 9.6
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • Cooler Master 1000W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Tests


DX9

  • STALKER Shadows of Chernobyl 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
  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare: 1280x1024, 1920x1200, 4x AA 16x AF, Custom FRAPS Walkthrough
  • 3DMark05/06 1280x1024, 1920x1200
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • PCMark05/Vantage

DX10

  • Crysis Patch 1.2.1 1280x1024. 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough of first area
  • Lost Planet latest version, 1280x1024, 1920x1200 4x AA 16x AF Performance benchmark
  • 3DMark Vantage 1280x1024, 1920x1200 default benchmarks
  • Bioshock 1280x1024 1920x1200 Custom FRAPS walkthrough