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Radeon HD 4830: High-Speed, Cheap CrossFire

Benchmark Results: World in Conflict

Our final real-time strategy benchmark, World in Conflict, is often CPU bottlenecked, which will create an interesting challenge for these video cards. We will likely see some very similar scores across the board:

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As suspected. Even single-card configurations are performing similarly to the Radeon HD 4870 X2 in this title. On the plus side, there is little reason to run this game at anything but 1920x1200 if your monitor supports it.

Let’s add 4xAA and see if we can split the playing field up a bit:

Not surprisingly, 4xAA definitely splits the pack. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is all but untouched by this setting, and the dual-card setups perform very strongly while the single-card 4830 and 8800 GT take a massive performance hit. Results are similar between the AMD and Nvidia competitors. But at 1920x1200, the 4830 cards in CrossFire seem to have a slight advantage.

On the plus side, this game seems more than willing to allow even the single cards to generate playable frame rates, as long as the CPU is up to snuff. Remember, this is a real-time strategy game, so high frame rates are not required.

  • badge
    Great look into the 4830. Makes me want to buy a Xfire setup using these.
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  • Doltron
    If you couldn't get Tray Tools to work with the Sapphire card why not use another program? Instead of giving up and coming up with a lame conclusion.

    Also 993*2 doesn't equal 1885 and the 4870 is clocked at 750 not 780.
    Your sound and temp charts have FPS on their X axis.
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  • hannibal
    It's nice to see good cards from both companies, ATI and NVidia!
    And the price is not bad at all. The competition is so good!
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  • neiroatopelcc
    The chart on page two sais 4850 runs at 625 - but stock is 600, and 4870 at 780 - which is 750 stock ... so is the 4830 speed correct?
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  • cangelini
    Numbers and charts are corrected.
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  • cangelini
    Actually stock clocks on the 4850 *are* 625. :P
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  • V3NOM
    I'm sure i saw that "4850 - smarter by design" article at anandtech first. or somewhere else... the name anyway not necessarily the article >.>
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  • giovanni86
    I knew that the 8800GT wasn't that fast, but those benchmarks ahve to be wrong... Sorry Nvidia fan boy here. Bye.
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  • V3NOM
    Um actually, the MSI runs at x16/x8 in SLI mode. If you instead got an evga 750i FTW motherboard, you would find it runs at x16/x16 in sli, thanks to its unlocked NF200 chip. the 750i FTW is not a reference nvidia board as the MSI is.
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  • V3NOM
    LOL at 1680x1050, the 4870X2 IMPROVES when 4xAA is added? i smell a rat...
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