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Share your 4850/4870 Benchmarks w/ 8.7 drivers

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July 21, 2008 7:13:17 PM

For anyone posting benchmarks, if you'd be so kind as to state which driver you were using previously and what benchmarks you got with that (assuming you know that info), in addition to the benchmark with the new official 8.7 drivers.
July 22, 2008 1:09:12 AM

I'd like to see these to anyone have?
July 22, 2008 4:11:14 AM

Give it some time to percolate, remember they just launched today.
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July 22, 2008 5:14:37 AM

Oh yeah, forgot about them coming out. Probably just 3DMark score increases and xfire fixes...I don't have any expectations for the singe GPU. This will give me something to do with my insomnia tonight :) 

P.S. Guru3D used RivaTuner 2.09 in their 4870x2 review....does it support the R700 family now? I missed that announcement if it does...the last I heard it wasn't supporting them. Plus it doesn't say that it supports them...huh?



Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™.

* 3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% is noticed in the Performance Preset on single card configured systems when using ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx or ATI Radeon™ HD 34xx products
* Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases of 3% to 12% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon ™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product
* Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases of 4% to 15% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product
* Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps is noticed on single card configured systems when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx product
* Lost Planet DX9: CrossFire™ scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all Radeon™ products when AA and AF is enabled



Well, off the bat my temps are lower.


Huh...I didn't believe this at first but the air coming out of the back isn't even hot. I can't find my dig thermometer to measure the exhaust but it is hardly warm.
July 22, 2008 6:15:05 AM

Did you mod the fan speed or is that by default in the driver now?

I had to boost the fan speed on the 4850 with the 8.6 driver in order to get the temps down - my other PC isn't as cool running as my main one though.

Haven't tried 8.7 yet
July 22, 2008 2:30:51 PM

Wow you are running a 4GHz memory clock. Crazy. I would like to see how far the GPU will go OCing on air. The highest I ever got my 2900Pro 1GB was 815MHz. But I decided that was not a very good idea to run consitently.
July 22, 2008 2:38:36 PM

Yeah I did mod the fanspeed. I like setting it to a select speed rather than have it bump up to 80% then drop to 5%. I didn't check though to see if the fan management was improved on the default profile.
July 23, 2008 12:55:10 AM

I wasn't even paying attention to the memory clocks in GPUz. That is not correct. I slipped in the updated version 2.6 and it corrected it. This is with the AMDtool OC hack + fan fix. Let the card frying begin!

July 23, 2008 1:24:34 AM

Running 2 4850's in Crossfire. Ran the Performance test at 1680x1050. With 3DMark Vantage I get a GPU Score of 7122 and a CPU Score of 4425. Previoulsly my GPU score was in the area of 4500 but I dont beleive i had things configured right when I originally ran it, I dont think all of the boost was from the drivers as much as me tweaking a few things.

Asus M3a32 Deluxe
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (No Overclocking)
2x Radeon 4850'2 (3 Monitors, Crossfire for gaming)
4 Gigs DDR 2 800
Vista Ultimate X64
July 23, 2008 2:32:30 AM

Anybody with a 4xxx series, if you have Crysis, try running it with AAQ on. Im seeing in other forums theres barely any hit using AA with crysis with these drivers and the 4xxxs
July 23, 2008 3:35:05 AM

Wow, this cooler is a champ. I am liking this card more and more.
July 23, 2008 3:44:18 AM

Wow, Spinach. Those temps are way cooler than what everyone is complaining about. How did you manage to swing 40C/55C??
July 23, 2008 3:50:35 AM

you just make a profile and then adjust the fan speed in the profilename.xml

set fan control to manual and speed to whatever

Generally, that will bring the temps of the gpu die down a lot
July 23, 2008 4:17:01 AM

I put OCZ freeze on when I first got the card and am running at 50% fan speed. Having a constant fan speed helps a lot. The auto setting cycle between 5% and 80% speeds...it is really loud and annoying when it vents the hot air at 80%. I can deal with a constant 50% when I am gaming though.
July 23, 2008 4:27:39 AM

Spinacheater do you find there is any additional AA performance increase with this driver?
July 23, 2008 5:10:53 AM

I haven't checked yet, I have just been playing around with the temps/AMDtool tonight. What bench do you want to see?
July 23, 2008 5:13:54 AM

Hm..

If you have them...

Grid with CSAA edge detect, Crysis with any AA setting - if you don't have Crysis then maybe CoD4 CSAA ED

Those are the ones i'm most curious about I think.
July 23, 2008 5:49:25 AM

Ok, here is a quick preview for the Crysis bench....need some sleep so I will cut it short for now. I can't get it in x64 for some reason and it says demo-benchmark....whatever.

Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1680x1050, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, Windowed
Demo Loops=1, Time Of Day= 7
Global Game Quality: High
==============================================================
TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 47.32s,
Average FPS: 42.26
Min FPS: 32.86 at frame 1300,
Max FPS: 53.50 at frame 1011

Average Tri/Sec: -37931272, Tri/Frame: -897514
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.02
TimeDemo Play Ended, (1 Runs Performed)



Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1680x1050, AA=2x, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, Windowed
Demo Loops=1, Time Of Day= 7
Global Game Quality: High
==============================================================
TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 56.90s,
Average FPS: 35.15
Min FPS: 24.41 at frame 146,
Max FPS: 43.93 at frame 999

Average Tri/Sec: -30706284, Tri/Frame: -873669
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.05
TimeDemo Play Ended, (1 Runs Performed)

July 23, 2008 3:33:58 PM

Is the ability to run a benchmark built into crysis or do I need a seperate program besides the game itself to run a crysis benchmark?
July 23, 2008 4:46:05 PM

Pretty sure Crysis comes with one.
July 23, 2008 10:58:29 PM

Not built in to crysis but I googled and found the crysis benchmark tool. Thanks...
July 23, 2008 11:13:19 PM

It is actually built in, but you have to dig around a bit to find it.
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July 24, 2008 12:05:25 AM

spinach do you have a 4850 or 4870?

I searched your posts and your profile and couldn't find it...
July 24, 2008 12:27:45 AM

My Crysis Benchmark. Kinda dissapointing running in crossfire and this is all I get:


7/23/2008 8:17:34 PM - Vista 64
Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1680x1050, AA=2x, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 7
Global Game Quality: High
==============================================================
TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 70.23s, Average FPS: 28.48
Min FPS: 18.29 at frame 1930, Max FPS: 40.74 at frame 1569
Average Tri/Sec: -17759584, Tri/Frame: -623596
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.47
!TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
Play Time: 62.08s, Average FPS: 32.21
Min FPS: 16.48 at frame 1940, Max FPS: 47.11 at frame 91
Average Tri/Sec: -20033294, Tri/Frame: -621877
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.47
!TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
Play Time: 61.81s, Average FPS: 32.36
Min FPS: 16.48 at frame 1940, Max FPS: 48.79 at frame 72
Average Tri/Sec: -20115148, Tri/Frame: -621629
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.47
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
==============================================================

Completed All Tests

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

7/23/2008 8:17:34 PM - Vista 64

Run #1- DX9 1680x1050 AA=2x, 64 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 32.285
July 24, 2008 12:38:37 AM

SpinachEater said:
Ok, here is a quick preview for the Crysis bench....need some sleep so I will cut it short for now. I can't get it in x64 for some reason and it says demo-benchmark....whatever.

Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1680x1050, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, Windowed
Demo Loops=1, Time Of Day= 7
Global Game Quality: High
==============================================================
TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 47.32s,
Average FPS: 42.26
Min FPS: 32.86 at frame 1300,
Max FPS: 53.50 at frame 1011

Average Tri/Sec: -37931272, Tri/Frame: -897514
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.02
TimeDemo Play Ended, (1 Runs Performed)



Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
DX9 1680x1050, AA=2x, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, Windowed
Demo Loops=1, Time Of Day= 7
Global Game Quality: High
==============================================================
TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
!TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
Play Time: 56.90s,
Average FPS: 35.15
Min FPS: 24.41 at frame 146,
Max FPS: 43.93 at frame 999

Average Tri/Sec: -30706284, Tri/Frame: -873669
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.05
TimeDemo Play Ended, (1 Runs Performed)



Would you say this was an improvement over 8.6 catalyst or just the same more or less?
July 24, 2008 2:42:50 AM

could people please state whether they're using a 4850, 4870? (or more than one)
July 24, 2008 8:03:23 AM

Is that the default cooler SpinachEater, because if it is, 45% fan is impossibly loud.
July 24, 2008 6:20:23 PM

45% isnt that loud. On the other hand, setting mine to 70% gets the jet engine started.
July 24, 2008 6:43:25 PM

SpinachEater said:
Oh yeah, forgot about them coming out.


Me too. Thanks for the info about them coming out... period.

I have my CoD4 FPS limit currently set to 200FPS... looks like I'm going to need to raise it to 300 :p 
July 24, 2008 6:55:02 PM

Quote:
spinach do you have a 4850 or 4870?

I searched your posts and your profile and couldn't find it...



I got a Sapphire 4870 with the stock cooler. My extra info has my system setup. I have an Antec900 so I already hear a whooshing noise form the case fans. at 45% I can hear the VGA cooler over the case fans but it doesn't have that hair dryer high pitched noise...just a louder whoosh.

I did a quick few minutes of Crysis on the new drivers and it seems the same to me. I haven't had the chance look into it deeper but here is my master plan; I dual boot Vista and XP. I haven't updated the drivers on Vista yet so I will benchmark with 8.6, upgrade, and then benchmark with 8.7 to see what is up with Crysis. I don't have much time though right this week.
July 24, 2008 10:49:02 PM

Ok, I will actually post some 3DMark06 stuff.

Really not too much of an improvement.

3DMark06, 8.6 Drivers- 13053
3DMark06, 8.7 Drivers- 13141

Good enough for me. I mean, they're drivers.
July 26, 2008 5:44:51 AM

Here are my results:

3DMark06, 8.6 Drivers- 18133
3DMark06, 8.7 Drivers- 18587


Q9450 @ 3.2 water cooled, Velociraptor, 4GB 1066 Raptors, HD 4870 Crossfire OC 790/1000, Corsair 740W, Antec 1200.
July 26, 2008 12:02:09 PM

Did xfire improve in any games?
July 27, 2008 5:14:18 AM

Yes, WIC gave me considerably higher scores in the built in benchmarks, like 5-10% increase. Somewhat better scaling, but I still expect there is room for driver improvment.
July 27, 2008 6:18:55 AM

RIG SPECS

ECS GF7060VT-M mATX MB which features NVIDIA MCP73V Chipset

Intel E8400@3.6GHZ cooled with Cooler Master TX 2

Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM@800mhz (OC for MB)

PSU Corsair TX650W

Custom Fry's GQ mATX case with 1 fan on video card, 1 lower front in, 1 exhaust

OS XP w/SP3

PowerColor HD4850 Core@700mhz vRAM@effective 2310Mhz
Stock fan on HD4850 with fan controls edited


3dMark06 best score so far..... 13,419 3DMarks

http://service.futuremark.com/resultComparison.action?c...



Before this weekend is over I'm going to upgrade CPU fan to Zalman CNPS700 LED and apply Zalman Super Thermal Grease to CPU, NB, HD4850 GPU and vRAM if possible.


I have Antec Formula 5 on my E8400 right now so I'm a little histant to put the Zalman Super grease on everthing but I've read that it is just as good as AS5 or AF5.

I went to Fry's today to look for Tuniq TX-2 to put on the HD4850 and didn't find any. I did find the Zalman CNPS9700 LED on sale for $39.99 so I decided to but it and get the grease included. :D 

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