Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 3150MHz (350MHz FSB 1:1)
Motherboard(s): ASUS P5B Deluxe (Supplied by ASUS)
Memory: 2 X 1GB G.Skill HZ PC8000 @ 350MHz 4-4-4-12 (Supplied by Bronet)
Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA 2
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 7.1 and DX9c
So, HIS Radeon X1650XT ($230 AUD) or HIS X1950PRO ($340 AUD) - What will it be?
Running our normal array of benchmarks along with a number of resolutions we will see where each graphic card sits and if it's worth spending the extra dollars on the Radeon X1950PRO if you have a monitor that is only capable of a low resolution.
Both cards were tested at their stock clock speeds but it's important to note that the HIS Radeon X1950PRO was tested using its "Turbo" clock speed configuration which is a little faster than a regular X1950PRO. We didn't provide any overclocked benchmark tests since both cards are pretty much maxed out at stock speeds.
Let's get started!
Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/
3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.
For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.
We can see that the Radeon X1950PRO has a consistent lead across the board. It is worth taking note that as we get into the higher resolutions, the % difference between the cards is greater.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [HIS Radeon X1650XT iSilenceII]
- Page 3 [HIS Radeon X1950PRO IceQ3 Turbo VIVO]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PREY]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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