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i3DSpeed, June 2009

NVIDIA ForceWare 186.18 WHQL and ATI CATALYST 9.6 drivers in tests.

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The i3DSpeed project is dedicated to informing you about performance of a large number of graphics cards under Vista.

Traditionally, we offer you performance charts of popular graphics cards and inform about best price/performance deals in the market.

June 2009, Issue #18(107)

Testbed configuration

  • Intel Core I7 CPU 920 CPU (2667 MHz)
  • ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard on the Intel X58 chipset
  • 3GB DDR3 SDRAM Corsair (1066MHz)
  • WD Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB SATA HDD
  • Tagan TG900-BZ 900W PSU
  • Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit, DirectX 10.1
  • 30" Dell 3007WFP monitor
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 186.18 WHQL
  • ATI CATALYST 9.6

Benchmarks

  • Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0 (HDR), built-in benchmarking utility (the Middle level), maximum settings.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky 1.509 (GSC Game World/THQ) -- DirectX 10.0, maximum quality settings (dynamic lighting enabled); demo, copy files to the savegames folder, run the game, load level "ixbt4", and type "demo_play ixbt4" in the console.
  • 3DMark Vantage 1.02 (FutureMark) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, multitexturing, 'Extreme' settings.
  • CRYSIS 1.2 (Crytek/EA), DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, 'Very High' settings, 'Rescue' level; batch file, e-mail us to obtain the timedemo.
  • CRYSIS Warhead (Crytek/EA), DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, 'Very High' settings, 'Cargo' level; batch file, e-mail us to obtain the timedemo.
  • Company Of Heroes Opposing Fronts (Relic Entertainment/THQ) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, maximum settings; batch file, run the game, invoke graphics settings and click the test button.
  • World In Conflict 1.007 (Massive Entertainment/Sierra) -- DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, 'Very High' settings with adjusted AA and AF; run the game, invoke graphics settings and click the test button.
  • Devil May Cry 4 (CAPCOM) -- DirectX 10.0, 'Super High' settings with adjusted AA and AF; Scene 1.
  • Lost Planet Extreme Condition Colonies Edition (CAPCOM) -- DirectX 10.0, 'Super High' settings with adjusted AA and AF; Scene 1.
  • RightMark3D (iXBT.com) DirectX, a synthetic benchmark, Shaders 2.0/2.0b/3.0.

Graphics cards

In the brackets: ROP/TMU clock rate, shader unit clock rate, effective memory clock rate.

  1. ATI RADEON HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (750/750/2000 MHz)
  2. ATI RADEON HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (575/575/1800 MHz)
  3. ATI RADEON HD 4770 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (750/750/3200 MHz)
  4. ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (625/625/2000 MHz)
  5. ATI RADEON HD 4850 1024MB GDDR3 1.0ns (625/625/2000 MHz)
  6. ATI RADEON HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 40x (750/750/3600 MHz)
  7. ATI RADEON HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 40x (775/775/4000 MHz)
  8. ATI RADEON HD 4870 2048MB GDDR5 40x (775/775/4000 MHz)
  9. ATI RADEON HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 40x (850/850/3900 MHz)
  10. ATI RADEON HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB GDDR5 40x (2x750/750/3600 MHz)
  11. ATI RADEON HD 4890 CrossFire 2x1024MB GDDR5 40x (2x850/850/3900 MHz)
  12. ATI RADEON HD 4870 X2 CrossFire 2x2x1024MB GDDR5 40x (4x750/750/3600 MHz)
  13. NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (550/1400/1800 MHz)
  14. NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (650/1625/1800 MHz)
  15. NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 1.0ns (600/1512/1800 MHz)
  16. NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB GDDR3 0.8ns (675/1688/2200 MHz)
  17. NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 0.8ns (736/1838/2200 MHz)
  18. NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1024MB GDDR3 0.8ns (756/1890/2300 MHz)
  19. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB GDDR3 0.8ns (575/1240/2000 MHz)
  20. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 0.8ns (633/1400/2260 MHz)
  21. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1024MB GDDR3 0.8ns (650/1475/2500 MHz)
  22. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 2x896MB GDDR3 0.8ns (575/1240/2000 MHz)
  23. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 SLI 2x1024MB GDDR3 0.8ns (2x650/1475/2500 MHz)
  24. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 SLI 4x896MB GDDR3 0.8ns (4x575/1240/2000 MHz)

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