AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire -
19 - Crossfire: Race Driver - GRID & QUAKE Wars
Crossfire: Race Driver - GRID
Based of the Ultra image quality settings you are looking at resolutions from 10x7 up to the 4M+ pixels counting 2560x1600. To spice image quality up, we enabled 4xMSAA as well.
GRID doesn't seem to like NVIDIA cards as much as ATI cards, then when you put card in Crossfire, things start to really show the difference. The performance increase was so significant that I threw in a GeForce GTX 280 here.
I wouldn't be surprised to see NVIDIA working on a new driver improving GRID performance REAL SOON. The other cards have nto been tested with this title btw. I just started using GRID last week and loved it so much that I absolutely wanted to include this title in the benchmark suite.
Crossfire: Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars
Image Quality setting:
- 4x Anti Aliasing
- 16x anisotropic filtering
- Soft Particles disabled (as it's not supported by the Radeon HD cards).
And then the other side of that scoop again, not at all bad though. Alright, I've shown you enough. Let's head onward to the conclusion.
Today a test and review on the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB. Obviously ATI is releasing a 1GB model to compete with the new Core 216 version of that GeForce GTX 260. The 4870 series really diggs that GDDR5 memory bandwidth, and what's the cheapest thing to do to gain some extra performance ? Increase the framebuffer volume. Now that by itself is not going to work miracles, yet in memory limited situations (loads of high quality textures, filtering and AA modes) it will help you here and there. And a little bit of extra bite is all the product needs to get beat that Core 216 card again.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire
A review with Crossfire results as well, on the all new Radeon HD 4850 from Force3D and PowerColor. Definitely a review worth reading.
AMD ATI Radeon 3850 & 3870 review
Today AMD will launch the Radeon 3000 series products, in specifically the Radeon HD 3850 and 3870. I'll give you a quick hint, these cards are roughly as fast a Radeon HD 2900 XT .. yet they are priced a very promising level; how does a price range of 149 to 249 USD sound ? See, performance wise a 149 USD Radeon HD 3850 will wipe the floor with the entire competitors GeForce 8500/8600 series easily and the 3870 will put up a great fight with the 8800 GTS. With new releases often also we can see a couple of new tricks. Today's announced products will see light of in the form of DirectX 10.1 support, the new UVD (video de/encoding) engine is now integrated opposed to the 2900 XT which didn't have it. Full PCI-Express 2.0 support, and a die-size based on 55nm to die for.