ATI HD Radeon 4850 vs NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GTX

Videocards/VGA Reviews by massman @ 2008-09-08

Competition is fierce at the $150 price point, both NVIDIA and ATI have products for you which were considered high end not too long ago. How does the newcomer HD 4850 stack up to the Geforce 9800 GTX? We compared them head to head, and threw an overclocked HD 4850 into the mix.

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Test setup and methodology

Test setup

HD 4850 Test Setup

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CPU Intel Core 2 E8500 (from Madshrimps (c))
Cooling Stock Aluminum Intel Heatsink
Mainboard MSI P45 Platinum
Memory 2 * 1GB PC6400 Teamgroup
  • Sapphire HD 4850
  • Gainward 9800GTX
  • Antec 1000W
  • Western Digital 320Gb SATA HDD
  • Windows XP SP3 Dutch

  • Methodology: benchmarks

    To compare all motherboards, we used the following benchmarks:

  • 3DMark01
  • 3DMark03
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark06
  • Aquamark
  • Quake4
  • Race driver GRID
  • Supreme Commander
  • Timeshift
  • Trackmania Nations
  • Unreal Tournament 3

    The specific test conditions are mentioned in the following pages.

    Methodology: settings

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