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
- Lost Planet
- Unreal Tournament
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.
|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|
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.