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ATI Radeon X800GT Head to Head - HIS vs. PowerColor - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

In August we saw the introduction of ATI's Radeon X800GT which finally gave some competition to nVidia against their mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT. Maybe the X800GT was a stop gap for ATI until their next-generation of cards is released but nevertheless the VPU is penetrating the market and we've got two new cards in the labs from HIS and PowerColor. Read on as we take a look at both graphics cards and work out which is best in this head to head battle!

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

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N SLI Premium (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Mushkin PC4000 DDR (Supplied by Mushkin)

 

Hard Disk(s): WD Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.9 and DX9c

 

We will be testing the graphics cards in our normal fashion and be comparing the HIS and PowerColor against each other in a head to head battle.

 

We will then overclocking the cards individually to see how they perform against each other and also overclock our processor to see how it effects our performance.

 

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

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.

 

 

We can see that the extra few MHz on the core really gives a nice little performance jump on the stock clocked PowerColor card.

 

* Latest Pricing of the Radeon X800GT *

 

Power Color RADEON X800 GT, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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