ATI RADEON HD 4870 X2 2x1024MB PCI-E
Graphics cards' performance
If you have a decent understanding of 3D graphics, you may draw your
own conclusions for the diagrams below. However, if you are interested
in our comments on test results, you may read them after each test.
Anything that is important to beginners and those who are new to the
world of graphics cards will be explained in detail in the comments.
First of all, you should look through our reference materials on modern
graphics cards and their GPUs. Be sure to note the operating frequencies,
support for modern technologies (shaders), as well as the pipeline architecture.
If you have just begun realizing how large theselection to choose a
graphics card is, don't worry, our 3D
Graphics section offers articles about 3D basics (you will still
have to understand them - when you run a game and open its options,
you'll see such notions as textures, lighting, etc) as well as reviews
of new products. There are presently two companies that manufacture
popular GPUs: AMD (its ATI department is responsible for graphics cards)
and NVIDIA. We can also mention Matrox, S3. However, their share of
the discrete graphics market is less than 1%, so we can discard them.
So most of the information is divided into these two sections. We also
publish monthly 3DSpeed
that sums up all comparisons of graphics cards for various price segments.
Thirdly, have a look at the test results of ourtoday's cards. We are
not going to analyze each test in this article, primarily because for
us it makes sense to draw a bottom line in the end of the article.
Call Of Juarez
World In Conflict
CRYSIS DirectX 10.0 (VeryHigh), RESCUE
CRYSIS DirectX 10.0 (VeryHigh), HARBOR
Company Of Heroes OpposingFronts
3DMark Vantage GraphicsMARKS
Devil May Cry 4 (Scene1)
Devil May Cry 4 (Scene4)
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