Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Devil May Cry 4
The game is perfectly indifferent to memory subsystem bandwidth, so the Radeon HD 4770 beast the Radeon HD 4850 even when working at the default frequencies, at least at resolutions of 1680x1050 and higher. Considering the price reduction on the Radeon HD 4870 and the low price of the Radeon HD 4770, we can suppose that the Radeon HD 4850 will lose its popularity or even leave the market altogether. That’s how it goes: the device that set a new performance bar in the sector of mainstream graphics cards is now ousted by its successor.
Prince of Persia
Notwithstanding their memory subsystems, the advantage of the Radeon HD 4770 over the Radeon HD 4830 is growing up along with the display resolution: from 1% at 1280x1024 to an impressive 22% at 1920x1200.
Well, the frame rate is not quite comfortable even at the lowest resolution because the bottom speed is below 20fps (22fps with overclocking). Nvidia’s solutions are better for this game: the GeForce 9800 GT, even with its cut-down core configuration, delivers 25fps without any overclocking.