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ATI 9800 XT vs. nVidia 5950 Ultra - Gigabyte Style - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and FutureMark

In the past we've taken a look at various modern day high-end graphics cards based on both top of the model ATI and nVidia chips. On the menu today is Gigabyte's GV-R98X256D graphics card based on the Radeon 9800 XT. We put it directly against Gigabyte's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra for comparison sakes.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 9, 2004 5:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x Kingmax 256MB DDR-433 (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7,200 RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Motherboard: ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Supplied by ABIT)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: ATi Catalyst 4.1 and nVidia Forceware 53.03

 

3DMark03

 

3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favored 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX9.0 support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark.

 

Please Note: Due to recent events with the 3DMark03 series, we are adding results purely for those who are still in favor of 3DMark03. These results should not be taken too seriously and are only added for interest sakes.

 

 

 

Here we can see that the 9800XT is slightly faster than the 5950 at 1024x768 and 1600x1200.

 

PCMark04

 

PCMark04 is a new multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark04 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs.

 

 

Here, however, the GeForce FX 5950 shows its superior engine processes.

 

 

 

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