PowerColor HD 4850 PCS 2GB PCI-E
F.E.A.R & GRID Results
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. All results were recorded using F.R.A.P.S, with a total of 5 identical runs through the same area of the game. The highest and lowest results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Once again the reference ATI 4850 takes the lead, this time by an even greater margin than Crysis over the previous page. At both 1280x1024 and 1900x1200 the higher memory clockspeed of the ATI gives it a ~10FPS advantage over the PowerColor, and at 1600x1200 this is almost doubled to a 17FPS advantage.
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.
Things don't get any better for the PowerColor 4850 PCS in GRID either. With an average defecit of 5FPS against the stock ATI card across all resolutions, the results are extremely disappointing.
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