Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2G Review :: Test Setup and Software

08-28-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

The video card test platforms will likely change in the upcoming months to reflect the new games that are being released and changing video card climate (Release of Windows 7+DirectX 11). The current platform is useful for DirectX 10.0 games but I would like to include 10.1 games and 11 demos or games soon.


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 HD 4850 X2 2G GDDR3 PCIE Running Catalyst 9.8
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • Cooler Master 1000W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1

Tests


DirectX 9.0

  • 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

DirectX 10.0

  • 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