Asus HD4850 512mb PCI-E Graphics Card EAH4850
Quake 4 & Unreal Tournament 3
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording. The benchmark was set to run a total of 5 times, with Quake4Bench automatically calculating an average result at the end of the run.
Yet another win for the red team against the green arch rival is to be had in Quake 4, with the HD4850 producing an extra 16FPS at 1900x1200 and 5FPS at 1280x1024 when placed head-to-head with the similarly priced 9800GTX. Once again, nothing can come close to the HD4850 on the CPF scale, with the card coming in a whopping £1.62 cheaper per frame.
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.
As expected, the results obtained from UT3 somewhat mirror that of BIOSHOCK, as both games make use of the same UE3 engine. At 1280x1024, the 9800GTX takes the lead by 6FPS, with the results swinging back in the other direction at 1900x1200. Once again the HD4850 gives amazing value for money at all resolutions.
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