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Hexus has Radeon HD4850 benches!

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June 19, 2008 6:31:27 PM

I think that those were dual slot versions in those other reviews?
June 19, 2008 6:39:23 PM

Yes, all other reviews today show the 4850 as on par with the 9800 GTX and a good bit faster, up to 20% it seams, faster with AA enabled. These benchmarks make no sense whatsoever compared to all the other benchmarks of this card.
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June 19, 2008 6:50:05 PM

The_Blood_Raven said:
Yes, all other reviews today show the 4850 as on par with the 9800 GTX and a good bit faster, up to 20% it seams, faster with AA enabled. These benchmarks make no sense whatsoever compared to all the other benchmarks of this card.


They tested 4 games with sample drivers and says it's between 8800gt and 8800gts. Kind of misleading when they didn't test many games or AA settings at all.

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hardware/grafikkarte...

Much in depth review here but in German.
June 19, 2008 7:14:43 PM

Are Hexus Nvidia fanbois?!?

Their test results seem bogus.
June 19, 2008 7:21:02 PM

What a load of crap.

If Hexus can't even bother to bump the resolution to 19x12 or push the settings, then they can't be trusted.

A few FPS difference when all the cards are running at 130FPS is irrelevant.

It is as if they deliberately didn't want to show that the 4850 is superior the higher you go with resolution.
June 19, 2008 7:24:28 PM

hannibal said:
Thanks for the link! Very close call with 9800... Depending on the game they change leader...
We really need to see some sli vs cf between these two cards!

there is already a review with this and the 4850's come out ahead for less money!
June 19, 2008 7:33:33 PM

hannibal said:
Thanks for the link! Very close call with 9800... Depending on the game they change leader...
We really need to see some sli vs cf between these two cards!


I trust these guys. They always have very nice benchmarking logic. Testing from AF to all kinds of AA settings.

Just look at 4xAA performance it's slightly faster than 9800gtx but at 8xAA it destroys 9800gtx.
June 19, 2008 7:34:48 PM

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/9703/amd_radeon_hd_4850_a... - try the techPowerUp reviews - check #2 with resolutions up to 2048x1536 - then you see how this card really is starting to fit in - will be interesting to see if the relative ranking changes as ATI and nVidia come out with properly optimized drivers.

The Crossfire test is interesting as well.
June 19, 2008 7:37:13 PM

I wouldn't trust any reviews until launch day. BTW: It's best to read as many reviews before you buy because some sites have different testing procedures, although I like HardOCP's way, it's much more rigorous.
June 19, 2008 7:40:10 PM

NarwhaleAu said:
Are Hexus Nvidia fanbois?!?

Their test results seem bogus.


Reading Skills much? At the intro page they clearly stated that this was an EARLY, and QUICK review, just enough to keep us happy. The NDA dropping today was unexpected.
June 19, 2008 7:42:19 PM

Just wait till the price wars start. You better believe that Nvidia is going to drop prices on their higher level cards.
June 19, 2008 7:49:00 PM

caamsa said:
Just wait till the price wars start. You better believe that Nvidia is going to drop prices on their higher level cards.


Actually they don't have to... They just lower the prize of their middle range cards and they are competive again...
June 19, 2008 11:10:37 PM

Ok, looks like the card slots in between the the 8800GTS 512 and 9800GTX at medium resolutions and beating the GTX at top resolutions judging by the reviews.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta...
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3338

What's got to be encouraging is the huge increase in performance for ATI from the HD3850 (rather like the massive increase from the GF7950 GX2 to 8800GTX and what we were hoping from the GTX280 over the 9800GX2), from what is essentially an identical card in physical appearance.
If the HD4870 can make good on it's GDDR5 memory and core extra speed, and ATI making good on their aggressive pricing for this card then we may see the GTX260 being made redundant even before it's launched unless nVidia slash it's prices; £270 ($520) here in the UK.

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June 20, 2008 10:47:52 PM

Man, maybe I should have waited longer instead of buying my 8800GTS. Then again, I got it for $219 & have a $50MIR coming. So I suppose it'll still be cheaper than the $199 asking price on the 4850.
June 20, 2008 11:11:37 PM

rgsaunders said:
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/9703/amd_radeon_hd_4850_a... - try the techPowerUp reviews - check #2 with resolutions up to 2048x1536 - then you see how this card really is starting to fit in - will be interesting to see if the relative ranking changes as ATI and nVidia come out with properly optimized drivers.

The Crossfire test is interesting as well.



still no folding benches
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