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Mega GPU Performance Comparison - The BIG BOYS come out to play - High Quality - Synthetics

Today we have something special for visual fans. We have collected six of the fastest, latest and greatest graphics cards currently on the market from nVidia and ATI including GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, 6800 Ultra AGP and PCI Express, Radeon 9800XT and the AGP versions of the X800PRO and X800XT PE. We cover each card briefly and then compare them all in our usual array of benchmarks. The BIG BOYS have come out to play!

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 27, 2004 4:00 am

High Quality - Synthetics

 

All tests were run with 8 times FSAA and 6 times Antistrophic Filtering enabled with the screen resolution set to 1024 X 768.

 

When running these aggressive detail settings in 1600 x 1200, games really do become unplayable and if people are after image quality they will have to drop the resolution back down to reach playable levels. 1024x768 was chosen as it is still the preferred playable resolution with these settings enabled.

 

- 3DMark 2001

 

 

The new generation cards are over 60% faster then the 9800XT with AA and AF enabled. You can see the 6800 Ultra and the X800XT PE are both very close.

 

- 3DMark 2003

 

 

Like our other synthetics, the 6800's clearly win over the X800's. Let's have a look at some real-world games with AA and AF enabled.

 

 

 

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