Sapphire HD 4850

Graphics Cards

Testing

Methodology

To test graphics cards, we use a fresh install of windows XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x86 and run the card(s) through a series of synthetic and real world gaming benchmarks.

The tests that were run were as follows:

  • 3Dmark Vantage
  • 3Dmark06
  • Lost Planet
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Crysis

All tests were run 3 times with the results averaged to give the final score.

My apologies for the lack of comparisons with this card, but time constraints and the fact that this is a new test setup made it impossible.

Test Setup

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 3.6 GHZ
Motherboard MSI P45 Platinum
RAM Corsair Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 4gb
HDD Hitachi Deskstar 250GB
OS Windows XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x86
Graphics Driver Catalyst 8.7

Overclocking

Unfortunately all of the overclocking tools I tried were unable to adjust the clocks of the 4850. If anyone knows a piece of kit that allows this, please let me know.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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