4850 Benchmarks Thread

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  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Please report gaming/performance benchmarks in this thread, as the thread for 4850 shipping status, etc, is too difficult of a place to have this conversation.

    I will copy a few previously reported benchmarks into this thread.
     
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    above from barefeats.
     
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    OpenGL benchmarks with 3.06ghz iMac and 4850 card;

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    Originally Posted by barefeats View Post
    If some of you want to lay some groundwork on the 4850 vs others 3D OpenGL performance, I recommend running OpenGL Extensions Viewer's test at 1920x1200 and/or 1280x800 at 32 bit fullscreen, standard framebuffer, 4x Multisampling, 8X Anisotropy, Use Fog, Benchmark, and Transparency enabled.

    Here's the link for downloading the app:
    http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/download.html

    For example, just looking at the OpenGL 2.1 result for the 2009 iMac 3.06GHz with GeForce 130 GT, I get...
    124 fps at 1920x1200

    The 2008 iMac 3.06GHz with GeForce 8800 GS gets...
    123 fps at 1920x1200

    The 2009 Mac Pro 2.93GHz Nehalem 8-core with Radeon HD 4870 gets...
    179 fps at 1920x1200
    I just did the set-up that you described (at 1920x1200 on my 3.06GHz 4850 system). Here are the results:

    Test 1.1 362 FPS
    Test 1.2 363 FPS
    Test 1.3 356 FPS
    Test 1.4 340 FPS
    Test 1.5 277 FPS
    Test 2.0 282 FPS
    Test 2.1 131 FPS

    Here is a screen-shot of the Viewer's settings and results:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
     
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    DoW II, can you get a framerate measurement?
     
  7. larrymarshall2 macrumors member

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    I am very interested in this thread when the marks come in...
     
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    for my 8800gt in my hackintosh
     

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  9. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's nice but it would keep the clutter to a minimum if we would keep responses in this thread for Radeon 4850 Benchmarks Only.

    Thanks.
     
  10. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    Can someone do a couple of Crysis tests please?
    The new IMacs should be doing quite good.
     
  11. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    The Mac Pro benchmarks are interesting to me because our readers on BareFeats.com want to see comparison of the Mac Pros with new iMacs. We have an iMac 3.06 with Radeon 4850 on order but it hasn't arrived as of today.

    Tom Dahl, a member of this forum, was kind enough to run X-Plane at our request. We posted those results along with competing Macs on this forum.

    If any of you want to run more gaming benchmarks on either an iMac with Radeon 4850 or any other iMac model that might be compared to it, we'd love to share our test procedures and test files with you.

    If you have any of the following Mac games and are want to run benchmarks on your iMac, send me a private message:
    Call of Duty 4
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    Halo
    Prey
    Quake 4
    Doom 3
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    World of Warcraft
     
  12. LagunaSol macrumors 601

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    I've been awaiting Barefeats' test of the iMac 4850 with great anticipation. Hopefully you'll get your machine soon so you can test it before mine ships. :D
     
  13. xxnoelziexx macrumors regular

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    Me too seeing a few people have got there 4850 system I thought I would see more benchmarks here. I think to see a run down of the system Barefeats review is the one to wait for.
     
  14. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Fair enough. I was just trying to avoid what happened the last time when everyone posted benchmarks for every random Mac on the planet.

    It's been somewhat frustrating that a good number of these machines are out there and we have almost zero benchmarks to date.

    We do appreciate all you do and I'm sure your up coming benchmarks for this machine will be outstanding.

    It would also be nice to see a few benchmarks under Boot Camp with some of the more taxing Windows games such as Crysis. It would be nice to know that this iMac will be able to play Crysis at a decent resolution.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    How will this thread be possible if the 4850 iMacs are freezing their a$$es off?
     
  16. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's a completely valid question. We don't know though if all 4850 iMacs are freezing and/or how quickly Apple can fix it.
     
  17. GonzoRob macrumors 6502

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    ok, not a normal benchmark, but some people might like :

    Counter Strike: Source on Crossover 7.2

    Video stress test
    1920x1200
    Model detail : High
    Texture detail: High
    Shadows : high
    AA : None
    Full

    163.51 FPS.

    Also TF2, smooth as butter

    Finally, Civ4 Warlords, full res+details, works like a treat - no slow down.
     
  18. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any other game performance you or others can share?
     
  19. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Thats disappointing for a $22xx machine, hope they release new "drivers" to fix freezes and increase performance
     
  20. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Crysis Performance

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  21. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If you're buying any iMac for gaming performance you will probably be disappointed. The 4850 iMac just disappoints a bit less than the other iMac models.
     
  22. ronel129 macrumors newbie

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    Just finished playing a couple of hours of Left 4 dead in Windows XP via boot camp 1920x1200 all high settings very high shaders, anisotropic 16x and it maintains really high frames. Even when the action gets high and you have dozens of zombies coming at you the 4850 iMac never drops frames.
     
  23. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the impressions. What, in your opinion, is "high frames"? Are we talking constantly 30+, constantly 60+ or something ridiculous like a constant 100+ fps?

    Thanks!
     
  24. hoonu macrumors regular

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    I agree. This is the game I'm most interested in when playing on bootcamp. Do you know how to show fps in HL2 based games?

    In Advanced Keyboard Settings
    Enable '~' Developer Console

    Then in game, press '~' "no quotes"
    Enter 'cl_showfps 1" and press Enter. The frame rate should pop up in the corner.
     
  25. ronel129 macrumors newbie

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    Ill try those commands out for you and see the exact numbers of frames. From looking at it it feels and it seems like its doing above 50+ but ill get you guys the exact number when i play it later on today.
     

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