Asus EAH 4890 1GB DDR5 PCIe Graphics card

Gaming Benchmarks continued

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.


Oblivion from Bethseda is now an 'old' game by today's standards, but is still one of the most visually taxing games out there. The benchmark was run in the wilderness with all settings set to the maximum possible. Bloom was used in preference to HDR. The test was run five times with the average FPS then being deduced.

Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
Results Analysis

Much the same set of results were to be had in the last three game tests I ran. Crysis and Far Cry 2 clearly preffered the Nvidia cards with the 4890 lagging behind but still beating it's stablemate, the overclocked 4870. Oblivion showed some promise with the 285 and 4890 evenly matched. That is until once again the resolution was maxed out with additional AA added.

Let's head over to the conclusion where I will shed some thought on the Asus EAH4890..,

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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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