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Mainstream PCI Express Shootout - Radeon X700PRO vs. GeForce 6600GT - Benchmarks - 3DMark03 and 3DMark05

What will be going on your Christmas wish list to send to Santa Claus in the North Pole this year - ATI Radeon X700PRO or nVidia GeForce 6600GT? Today we are comparing both mainstream PCI Express graphics cards to work out which one should find its way into your stocking this year in our usual array of benchmarks. If you're on the market for a new graphics cards and Santa can't afford a high-end card, one of these cards is your next best bet!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 2, 2004 5:00 am

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

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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.

 

 

 

Moving to 3DMark03 we can see that the 6600GT not only sneaks ahead at the higher resolution again but at the lower resolutions as well. We will have a quick look at 3DMark05 and that will get our synthetic tests out the way.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

 

We have a bit of a role reversal here with the X700PRO sneaking ahead in both benchmarks. You can see that at 1600 X 1200 the lead is quite significant with it being over 400 points.

 

 

 

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