Asus EAH 4890 1GB DDR5 PCIe Graphics card

Gaming Benchmarks

Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.

Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.

Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast game play. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long game play demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.

Results Analysis

Interestingly, the 4890 cannot keep pace with the GTX285 in UTIII but the tables are turned with the ATI favoured GRID. That is until the AA and resolution is increased where the GTX285 shows it's strengths. GRID is clearly a weakness for Nvidia cards as the 4890 soundly beats the GTX285. The tables however, are again turned when COD4 is taken into consideration with the 4890 nowhere in sight when compared to the Nvidia cards.

Let's move on..

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Most Recent Comments

02-04-2009, 04:27:20

Can the latest single core ATI GPU hang out with the big boys, does it dominate the single core GPU sector? Find out in our latest review...

Full review HEREQuote

02-04-2009, 13:59:00

What ever happened to CPF analysis? This would be perfect for a card like this.Quote

02-04-2009, 14:24:12

Nice review as ever mate.. Not a bad looking card and loving the overclocks.. How much extra does the voltage tweaker give you to play with?

Couple of lil edits to be made too:

2nd to last page:

Let's head over to the conclusion where I will shed some thought on the XFX GTX295..,

Also on page 5 the 4890 gets beat by the 285 at all three res's and the 295 at two res's in UTIII:

Results Analysis

Interestingly, the 4890 comes second only to its bigger brother, the 4870x2 in UTIII and the ATI favoured GRID.


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