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ATI RADEON HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB PCI-E

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Final Tests

Test results (DIAGRAMS!): performance comparison

You can look up the testbed configuration here

Test results: performance comparison

We used the following test applications:

  • Call Of Juarez (Techland/Ubisoft) – DirectX 9.0, shaders 3.0 (HDR), demo. Tests were run with maximum quality settings. The batch file is included.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 1.003 (GSC Game World/THQ) – DirectX 9.0, demo. You should unpack the files into the game folder with savegames (Documents and settings). When the game starts up, load ixbt3, open the console, and start the demo: demo_play ixbt3. Test settings – maximum (DYNAMIC LIGHTS are ENABLED).
  • 3DMark Vantage 1.00 (FutureMark) – DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, multitexturing, Extreme test settings
  • CRYSIS 1.2 (Crytek/EA), DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, (batch file to start the test), Very High test settings, RESCUE and HARBOR levels. You can e-mail us to get the timedemo.
    We express our thanks to CRYTEK for writing timedemo for iXBT.com.
  • Company Of Heroes Opposing Fronts (Relic Entertainment/THQ) – DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0, startup batch file. When you start the game, you should go to options, choose the graphics section, and press the test button. Tests were run with maximum quality.
  • World In Conflict 1.007 (Massive Entertainment/Sierra) – DirectX 10.0, shaders 4.0. When you start the game, you should go to options, choose the graphics section, and press the test button. Tests were run with maximum quality (very high with adjusted AA and AF).
  • Devil May Cry 4 (CAPCOM) – DirectX 10.0, Super High settings (adjusted AA and AF). We used test results in Scene 1 and 4.

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