Average Bench: 7.21% (258th of 627)

more Based on 15,768 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) 37.1fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 25.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ATI HD 4870 is just 3.67%. 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) 29fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,768 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Lighting 37.1 47.3
23.3 Reflection 27.8 34.5
21.4 Parallax 29 36.2
9.73% 31.3 fps
Min Avg Max
15.4 MRender 18.5 23.2
18.7 Gravity 25.9 32.4
26.2 Splatting 33.6 43.4
7.1% 26 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 031E) 1GB
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 975 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver:
Lighting 46.1
Reflection 33.8
Parallax 35.5
12% 38.5 fps
MRender 23
Gravity 31.6
Splatting 43.2
9% 32.6 fps
PwrHis(1787 2267) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 42.3
Reflection 31.1
Parallax 32.2
11% 35.2 fps
MRender 21
Gravity 28.6
Splatting 39.4
8% 29.7 fps
Sapphire(174B E114) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Lighting 37.4
Reflection 30.2
Parallax 31.3
10% 33 fps
MRender 20
Gravity 27.9
Splatting 38.5
8% 28.8 fps
Sapphire(174B E104) 512MB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 8.850.0.0
Lighting 40.4
Reflection 27.8
Parallax 27.5
11% 31.9 fps
MRender 17.5
Gravity 24.1
Splatting 30.2
7% 23.9 fps
AMD(1002 0502) 512MB
Driver: atidxx32 Ver. 8.56.1.16
Lighting 34.8
Reflection 25.8
Parallax 26.7
9% 29.1 fps
MRender 16.2
Gravity 23.4
Splatting 28.9
6% 22.8 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E104) 12% 6% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0502) 9% 7% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E810) 9% 6% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E115) 6% 9% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2266) 4% 7% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2267) 4% 8% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0851) 4% 8% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E131) 3% 8% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0502) 2% 8% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 21C0) 2% 6% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 2% 7% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E850) 2% 8% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0502) 2% 6% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 2% 8% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2007) 2% 8% ± 1%
MSI(1462 1510) 1% 7% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2003) 1% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E114) 1% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21B8) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 026A) 1% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E118) 1% 9% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 21B4) 1% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2470) 1% 7% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E111) 1% 6% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 1% 6% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0401) 1% 7% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2281) 1% 9% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21BC) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2701) 1% 9% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2702) 1% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 031E) 1% 9% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0278) 1% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 21CB) 1% 9% ± 2%
MSI(1462 1740) 1% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2448) 1% 8% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1531) 1% 5% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 E104) 1% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 031A) 0% 8% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2700) 0% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0282) 0% 6% ± 0%
Device(1545 1002) 0% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2441) 0% 8% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B04) 0% 6% ± 0%
Apple(106B 00B2) 0% 8% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1530) 0% 7% ± 0%
Asus(1043 01F6) 0% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 5006) 0% 7% ± 0%
XFX(1682 5004) 0% 6% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 114A) 0% 8% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0264) 0% 6% ± 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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