XFX HD 4890 XXX 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

Gaming benchmarks

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

The HD4890XXX expectedly surpassed the stock clocked Asus card by 3-4 FPS in almost every benchmark we ran here. It also managed to destroy the much more expensive GTX285 in GRID but sadly could not repeat this performance in both UTIII and COD4.

Let's move on..
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Most Recent Comments

02-04-2009, 04:13:19

Nice review!

Might want to check the spelling of hawx as you seem to have it as hawkx. On the last page and first.Quote

02-04-2009, 04:16:33

Sorted taQuote

02-04-2009, 04:37:22

What a strange shape box...

Still nothing groundbreaking. It's getting to the stage where it might just be worth £200 to upgrade form the 8800 series...Quote

02-04-2009, 04:44:08

nice review!Wish I could afford to upgrade,as Ham says these cards look to be a good upgrade from the 8800's.Did you try these cards in crossfire?I have just read over at tpu that in crossfire they blow away almost everything,can you confirm?Quote

02-04-2009, 04:50:34

Looks at 4870's and crys, still not used them and now I want these AARRRGGGHHH

Nice review dude.... whats your address again? Quote

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