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AMD Radeon HD 4830 512MB Graphics Card Review
|Product:||Radeon HD 4830|
|Date:||Thu, Oct 23, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.
The Extreme settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1920x1200 was used.
Test Results: Running 3DMark Vantage with Extreme settings is very tough on graphics cards as you can see from the chart above. The Radeon HD 4830 comes in with a score of X2249, which is a respectable score for a card of this price range!
Test Results: The newer NVIDIA ForceWare graphics card drivers have PhysX enabled, so the CPU score in Vantage is off the charts since the work can be done on the GPU rather than the CPU. This is the reason that the GeForce cards do so much better than the ATI Radeon cards in this benchmark. All of the Radeon card have roughly the same CPU score since the CPU is doing the work and not the GPU on the graphics cards.
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Page 1 - AMD Introduces a $129 Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card
Page 2 - The Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Crysis
Page 5 - Call of Duty 4
Page 6 - 3DMark06
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - Temperatures
Page 9 - Overclocking
Page 10 - Power Consumption and Final Thoughts