Asus EAH 4890 1GB DDR5 PCIe Graphics card

Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench – a tool developed independently of Crysis – we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.


Oblivion from Bethseda is now an ‘old’ game by today’s standards, but is still one of the most visually taxing games out there. The benchmark was run in the wilderness with all settings set to the maximum possible. Bloom was used in preference to HDR. The test was run five times with the average FPS then being deduced.

Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning “world”, “earth” or “living” in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.

Results Analysis

Much the same set of results were to be had in the last three game tests I ran. Crysis and Far Cry 2 clearly preffered the Nvidia cards with the 4890 lagging behind but still beating it’s stablemate, the overclocked 4870. Oblivion showed some promise with the 285 and 4890 evenly matched. That is until once again the resolution was maxed out with additional AA added.

Let’s head over to the conclusion where I will shed some thought on the Asus EAH4890..,