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i3DSpeed, October 2008

Added test results for RADEON HD 4830.

November 12, 2008



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Performance ratings

Calculations are based on gaming test results and 3DMark06 test results. The calculation method is described here.

Ratings are divided into two groups: General and Gaming. The former includes all test results, while the second includes only test results obtained in actual games. Disbelieving synthetic tests, many think the second group is of higher importance.

Gaming usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
1 HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 761 576 87
2 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 711 593 101
3 HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 704 605 103
4 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 704 539 87
5 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 685 651 129
6 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 634 528 88
7 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 616 725 171
8 HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 607 480 82
9 HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 603 816 200
10 HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 597 719 162
11 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 736/1838/2200 568 744 194
12 HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 562 633 141
13 9500 GT 512MB, 550/1400/1600 549 386 59
14 HD 4830 512MB, 575/575/1800 505 670 169
15 HD 3650 512MB, 800/800/1800 473 347 54
16 GTX 260 (192sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 438 837 310
17 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 436 859 328
18 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 650/1400/2260 416 907 382
19 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 368 868 420
20 GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 340 915 473
21 HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB, 750/750/3600 312 1013 563
22 GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 258 1182 946
23 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 238 297 87

General usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
1 HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 811 596 87
2 HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 748 625 103
3 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 733 554 87
4 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 724 602 101
5 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 698 663 129
6 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 691 552 88
7 HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 667 503 82
8 HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 626 827 200
9 HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 626 733 162
10 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 613 727 171
11 HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 597 655 141
12 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 736/1838/2200 582 753 194
13 9500 GT 512MB, 550/1400/1600 568 397 59
14 HD 4830 512MB, 575/575/1800 525 681 169
15 HD 3650 512MB, 800/800/1800 510 362 54
16 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 458 882 328
17 GTX 260 (192sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 458 856 310
18 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 650/1400/2260 434 929 382
19 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 397 908 420
20 GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 356 937 473
21 HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB, 750/750/3600 349 1061 563
22 GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 279 1227 946
23 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 276 327 87

Gaming prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
1 GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 258 1182 946
2 HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB, 750/750/3600 312 1013 563
3 GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 340 915 473
4 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 650/1400/2260 416 907 382
5 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 368 868 420
6 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 436 859 328
7 GTX 260 (192sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 438 837 310
8 HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 603 816 200
9 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 736/1838/2200 568 744 194
10 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 616 725 171
11 HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 597 719 162
12 HD 4830 512MB, 575/575/1800 505 670 169
13 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 685 651 129
14 HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 562 633 141
15 HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 704 605 103
16 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 711 593 101
17 HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 761 576 87
18 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 704 539 87
19 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 634 528 88
20 HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 607 480 82
21 9500 GT 512MB, 550/1400/1600 549 386 59
22 HD 3650 512MB, 800/800/1800 473 347 54
23 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 238 297 87

General prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
1 GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 279 1227 946
2 HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB, 750/750/3600 349 1061 563
3 GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 356 937 473
4 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 650/1400/2260 434 929 382
5 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 397 908 420
6 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 458 882 328
7 GTX 260 (192sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 458 856 310
8 HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 626 827 200
9 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 736/1838/2200 582 753 194
10 HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 626 733 162
11 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 613 727 171
12 HD 4830 512MB, 575/575/1800 525 681 169
13 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 698 663 129
14 HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 597 655 141
15 HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 748 625 103
16 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 724 602 101
17 HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 811 596 87
18 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 733 554 87
19 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 691 552 88
20 HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 667 503 82
21 9500 GT 512MB, 550/1400/1600 568 397 59
22 HD 3650 512MB, 800/800/1800 510 362 54
23 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 276 327 87

We express gratitude to:
Leadtek,
TUL (PowerColor),
Chaintech,
Zotac,
BFG,
EVGA,
Foxconn,
MSI,
Gainward,
HIS,
NVIDIA,
AMD,
Sapphire Technology,
ASUStek.

PSU provided by TAGAN.
Monitor provided by NVIDIA.

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