Sapphire HD 4770 PCIe Graphics Card

UT3, GRID & CoD4 Results

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
Both the Sapphire card and the Asus card were very evenly matched in our first run of gaming benchmarks showing near identical results across the board. Again, Crossfires capability was exemplified in all of the games tested showing some extra ordinary increases in performance.

Let's move on..
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Most Recent Comments

22-05-2009, 02:10:34

"Entry level gaming GPU's are often overlooked with the constant battle waged at the high end of the market. Today we take a look at Sapphires interpretation of the new HD4770 GPU..." - by W3bbo

Read on...Quote

22-05-2009, 02:48:37

Good review mate, have to agree about the single slot cooler, would have been a great card for a media center if you wanted to do a bit of gaming as well Quote

22-05-2009, 03:57:09

Im actualy putting 2 of these in a new rig for a customer, little stormers of GPU's!

We finaly get a new 8800gt Quote

22-05-2009, 03:58:37

Awesome little graphics card. Nice to see one with a single slot cooler too Quote

22-05-2009, 07:09:38

This doesn't have a single slot cooler - just one of my critcisms. Great card all the same though and I agree about the 8800GT comment.Quote

22-05-2009, 07:37:33

Pretty much a carbon copy of the ASUS variant in terms of performance.

How much in terms of quality settings, can these cards achieve these days ? in comparison to perhaps a 8800gt ?Quote

22-05-2009, 07:56:06

Originally Posted by name='Mul.'
Awesome little graphics card. Nice to see one with a single slot cooler too
My apologies. Misread one of the above posts and had only really looked at the performance figures. Just read the review fully now. Quote

22-05-2009, 07:56:57

Quality is not too bad, resolutions seemed to have a bigger effect (2560x1600 is pain full to watch at times). For your average gamer though they are not half bad at all.Quote

22-05-2009, 08:18:54

Originally Posted by name='w3bbo'
Quality is not too bad, resolutions seemed to have a bigger effect (2560x1600 is pain full to watch at times). For your average gamer though they are not half bad at all.
Sorry m8, I meant like how far the typical new amd card can throw up AA settings and the other Q within games.

(in comparison to the 8800gt if u like)Quote

22-05-2009, 10:42:42

Well I don't have an 8800GT to hand m8 so I can't really compare directly I'm afraid. I may just have a 1GHz version coming soon though, so if you want me to try your preference of res/AA setting gimme a shout.Quote

22-05-2009, 11:31:19

Nah w3bb0 m8, simpler, if u go into a game, what is selectable from the graphic options thing in terms of quality settings.

We know that if u go into "a" game with something like a 8800GT, for example, u can go 16xAA and 8x on filtering (or whatever), and that weird glow thing (that works well in TW I might add).

Despite what the "performance" may be, what u get on the amd's these days ?Quote

22-05-2009, 11:41:53

If memory serves it can go up to 24xCu AA (custom AA) or 8x Standard MSAA with upto 8x AF.Quote

22-05-2009, 11:45:19

That's pretty good. I guess that custom AA is like the QQ.

(I have no idea tbh)

Good to see some quality breaking in there instead of just raw fps.Quote

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