Average Bench: 7.23% (266th of 635)

more Based on 16,418 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 9440, 1002 9442, 1002 944C, 1002 9460 Models: ATI Radeon HD 4800, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v1.1), AMD Radeon HD 4800, ATI Radeon HD 4870

Terrible average bench

The ATI HD 4870 averaged 92.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 37.2fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 26fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ATI HD 4870 is just 3.7%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the ATI HD 4870 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 27.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 29.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.4 Lighting 37.2 47.2
23.3 Reflection 27.8 34.3
21.5 Parallax 29.1 36.7
9.77% 31.4 fps
Min Avg Max
15.4 MRender 18.6 23.2
18.6 Gravity 26 32.6
26.7 Splatting 33.7 43.4
7.17% 26.1 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E118) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Lighting 47.3
Reflection 34.7
Parallax 36.7
12% 39.6 fps
MRender 23.6
Gravity 34.6
Splatting 43.7
9% 34 fps
XFX(1682 2701) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 46.5
Reflection 33.7
Parallax 35.9
12% 38.7 fps
MRender 23.2
Gravity 34
Splatting 43.2
9% 33.5 fps
Sapphire(174B 0502) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 40.9
Reflection 29.9
Parallax 31.3
11% 34 fps
MRender 20.5
Gravity 27.9
Splatting 38.7
8% 29 fps
Sapphire(174B E850) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 37.7
Reflection 28.3
Parallax 31
10% 32.3 fps
MRender 19.4
Gravity 26.9
Splatting 38.4
7% 28.2 fps
PwrHis(1787 2003) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 34.1
Reflection 25.3
Parallax 26.2
9% 28.5 fps
MRender 16.3
Gravity 23.1
Splatting 29.3
6% 22.9 fps
Device(18BC 4390) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Lighting 33
Reflection 24.9
Parallax 26.4
9% 28.1 fps
MRender 15.4
Gravity 23
Splatting 29.1
6% 22.5 fps
PwrHis(1787 2009) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 29
Reflection 20.3
Parallax 21.4
8% 23.6 fps
MRender 13.8
Gravity 20
Splatting 24.8
6% 19.5 fps
MSI(1462 1531) 512MB
CLim: 585 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 512MB, Driver:
Lighting 33.3
Reflection 25.1
Parallax 21.6
9% 26.7 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 18.1
Splatting 27.6
5% 20.5 fps
Sapphire(174B E810) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 29.3
Reflection 23
Parallax 21.3
8% 24.5 fps
MRender 15.5
Gravity 17.8
Splatting 26.9
5% 20.1 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E810) 11% 6% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0502) 11% 8% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E104) 11% 6% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E115) 5% 9% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2266) 4% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0851) 4% 8% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2267) 3% 8% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E850) 3% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21C0) 3% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0502) 2% 7% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 2% 7% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E131) 2% 8% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0502) 2% 6% ± 1%
Asus(1043 026A) 2% 7% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2003) 2% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E118) 2% 9% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 21B4) 2% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2700) 1% 9% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 1% 8% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E114) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 031E) 1% 9% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E111) 1% 6% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2470) 1% 7% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2281) 1% 9% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2441) 1% 8% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0401) 1% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21B8) 1% 7% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1530) 1% 7% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21CB) 1% 8% ± 2%
Apple(106B 00B2) 1% 8% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2007) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2702) 1% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0278) 1% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 030C) 1% 8% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 6% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 21C7) 1% 7% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1531) 1% 5% ± 0%
Asus(1043 01F6) 0% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2701) 0% 9% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0282) 0% 7% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2472) 0% 6% ± 0%
XFX(1682 5006) 0% 6% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1510) 0% 7% ± 0%
Device(1545 1002) 0% 7% ± 1%
Asus(1043 025E) 0% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 036E) 0% 6% ± 0%
Asus(1043 024E) 0% 6% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2009) 0% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 031A) 0% 8% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1740) 0% 8% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus P5Q-PRO

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