Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
The Sapphire Toxic HD 4850 has a lower bottom speed than the reference HD 4850 for some reason. We reran the test but to the same effect. The average frame rates of the two cards are similar although a very small performance growth can be observed at high resolutions.
Tomb Raider: Legend
The Sapphire card does best at high resolutions where it outperforms the reference HD 4850 by about 10%. The game is quite playable even though the Sapphire is inferior to the GeForce GTX 260 and even to the GeForce 9800 GTX.