HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 1GB PCIe Graphics Card
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.
Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
ET:Quake Wars is a follow-up game to Wolfenstein:Enemy Territory developed by Splash Technology. Using a modified version of id Software's Doom 3 engine along with Mega rendering technology, the game promises high resolution textures, fast gameplay and plenty of explosions. Using the built-in recordNetDemo and timeNetDemo commands, we recorded a 5 minute online gaming session and played it back a total of 5 times at each resolution, calculating the average FPS from the median three results.
Moving on to some 'real world' benchmarks once again there is quite a mishmash of results; with the Zotac GTX260 216 managing a 10FPS advantage over the HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo in Call of Duty 4 at 1900x1200 despite its slightly lower price point. The HIS 4870 returns a punch in Crysis by managing a ~5FPS advantage across all resolutions and also manages to sit almost side-by-side with the Zotac in ET-Quake Wars.