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Test System Specs & 3Dmark Vantage

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS (512MB)
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 4350 (512MB)
- ATI Radeon HD 5450 (1GB)
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 4650 (1GB)
- Inno3D GeForce GT 220 (1GB)
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 4670 (512MB)
- Asus Radeon HD 3850 (512MB)
- ATI Radeon HD 5670 (512MB)
- Inno3D GeForce GT 240 (512MB)
- Asus GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 4770 (512MB)
- Asus GeForce 9800 GT (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 195.62
- ATI Catalyst 10.1
- ATI 8.69 RC3 Win7 Vista (Jan14)

First up we ran the cards through 3Dmark Vantage at three different resolutions. At 1440x900, the Radeon HD 5450 was vastly superior than the older Radeon HD 4350. On the other hand, it feel short of even getting closer to the Radeon HD 4650 we tested with ($70 nowadays). With a score of less than 1000pts at 1440x900, we are not expecting much in the coming gaming benchmarks.