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Mega GPU Performance Comparison - The BIG BOYS come out to play - ATI Players - The RED Team

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!

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

The ATI Players


- (GeCube) Radeon 9800XT


Ever since the 9700 Pro, ATI seemed to hold the GPU performance crown. Following the 9700 Pro, the 9800 Pro arrived and then the 9800XT which we have here today. The 9800XT is the last generation #1 graphics card.



The Radeon 9800XT was the introduction of the full figured fan and heatsink combos from ATI. Previously the Canadian based company used a small heatsink fan on the core then it was up to third party companies if they decided to include heatsinks on the memory.



- (HIS) Radeon X800PRO


Unfortunately we don't have a reference X800PRO so we have opted for the HIS version which we used a few weeks back in this article. Below you can see a picture of the front of the card and the back. With 12 pipelines the card is expected to give quite a big performance jump when compared to the 9800XT which only has 8.



The X800PRO was one of the first X800 cards available with the XT version of the card just recently hitting the worldwide market. It does seem though that the demand is much greater then the supply on both cards. If you are fortunate to have one, we are sure that you know just how fast these cards are.



- (HIS) Radeon X800XT PE


We won't go into too much detail at all on the X800XT PE, when comparing the two versions from HIS they look absolutely the same except when you turn to the back you notice the different sticker.



For more information on the X800PRO and X800XT PE from HIS please check out our review of both cards here.


The XT PE version of the X800 is very similar to the PRO except we have 16 pipelines instead of 12 and a higher memory and core speed.




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