I always like to start benchmarking with a 3DMark run to see if the real-world results have any correlation to the synthetics. So, what does 3DMark Vantage tell us?
Interesting. 3DMark Vantage suggests that, even when overclocked, these cards are going to perform very closely. The Asus Radeon 4850 Matrix looks to net a solid boost when overclocked, but as resolutions and detail rise, there’s not much difference between the Radeon HD 4850 card and the GeForce GTS 250.
Close races are always the most interesting ones though, right? Let’s see if real-world gaming bears out the same conclusion.
- The Asus EAH4850 MT: MT Stands For Matrix
- The Asus EAH4850 MT: Software
- The Gigabyte GV-N250ZL-1GI: ZL Stands For Zalman
- The Gigabyte GV-N250ZL-1GI: Software And Cooling
- Overclocking The Asus EAH 4850 Matrix Using iTracker
- Overclocking the GV-N250ZL-1GI Using Gigabyte’s Gamer HUD Lite
- Test System Setup And Benchmarks
- Synthetic Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
- Game Benchmarks: Crysis
- Game Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead
- Game Benchmarks: Fallout 3
- Game Benchmarks: World in Conflict
- Game Benchmarks: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks