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HIS X850XT and X800XL Graphics Cards - iTURBO is back again - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark Series

HIS are back in the labs again this month with their latest generation of cards, the PCI Express versions of the ATI Radeon X850XT and X800XL. Both cards are part of the HIS IceQ II series which claim (and do) to offer better cooling than ATI reference cards as well as not exceeding 20db in the noise department. Both cards support iTURBO and the X850XT version even has a standard iTURBO overclocked setting which matches the clock speeds of the more expensive X850XT PE. That means you'll get the performance of the ultra high-end X850XT PE for the price of the high-end X850XT. Read on as we take a close look at both cards!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 12, 2005 4:00 am

Test System System

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3.46GHz EE (1066 FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS P5AD2-E 925XE (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory(s): OCZ 2x 512MB PC-5400 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Operating System Used: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers Used: Intel INF 6.3.0.1008, DX9c and ATI Catalyst 5.4

 

In the following benchmarks we have compared the HIS X850XT against the HIS X800XL at default clock speeds. Further on we compared the difference in performance on both cards at stock speeds and at overclocked iTURBO speeds as well as the type of performance hit we see with AA and AF turned on.

 

Let's get started and see how the more expensive Radeon X850XT compares against the cheaper X800XL.

 

3DMark2001 SE

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 330 SE

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark2001/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

In our first test at 1024 x 768 we can see that the HIS X850XT is a little in front but as we increase the resolution the power of the X850XT begins to show.

 

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 360

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

By combining full DX8 and partial DX9 support with completely new tests and graphics over the previous version, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being the industry standard 3D 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.

 

 

In the more intensive 3DMark03, the X850XT shows it has the muscle over the X800XL but that's not to say that the XL doesn't provide good performance.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 120

 

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 see a similar story in 3DMark05 however the X850XT extends its dominance a little more as the cards are pushed more in the latest version of 3DMark which is more graphics intensive.

 

 

 

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