After AMD took over ATI… ATI Radeon HD 4800 series broke lot of benchmark scores and they are selling at a very attractive price range too. There are lot of model in HD 4800 series like 4830, 4850 and 4870. And we have 512MB, 1GB and 2GB version of video memory to choose from. Not to mention X2 series like 4850 X2 and 4870 X2. There one that I have is Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 Silent Efficiency 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E. How does it perform? Read on to find out…
Yes… I found a free Full HD player that can play my Panasonic HDC-SD700 1920×1080 50p m2ts files smoothly. The great free VLC Media Player cannot play those MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 1080 50p camcorder video files (playback is slow with hang here and there). It only can play smooth up to 25 fps video clips. However, the search is over. I found Splash Lite ~ the ultimate free HD player!
Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool. I found Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool finally. I wanted to benchmark all the 3D games that I have starting with Far Cry 2. Normally, games will have benchmark function after pull down the development console. However, Far Cry 2 skips all the hard ways. Far Cry 2 has its own benchmark tool. It is called FC2BenchmarkTool.exe and located at C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Far Cry 2\bin.
GPU-Z ~ a free utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU. It provides displays adapter, GPU and display information. It also provides displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks. I use it to trace my ATI HD 4870 GPU temp and fan speed. It has log to file function. Therefore, you can trace these during game play.
Left 4 Dead crash fix. Yup. I finally found a way to fix Left 4 Dead crash issue. I thought it’s my display card ~ ATI HD 4870 issue. However, after lower the GPU and memory clock back to normal. The Left 4 Dead game still crash. So what should I do? Find a solution online of course. However, there are no real solutions that fix.