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First Looks from Taiwan - RD600 "CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE" - Performance of ATI RD600

We have exclusive information on ATI's upcoming RD600 CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE chipset for Conroe - Overclocking anyone?

| AMD Chipsets in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 2, 2006 4:00 am

Performance of ATI RD600

 

Test System Setup

 

 

Processor: Intel "Conroe" Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93GHz

 

Memory: 2x 1GB Corsair PC8000 DDR-2 @ SPD 5-5-5-18 2T Dual Channel

 

Motherboard: ATI RD600 + SB600 "Marlin" reference

 

Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.7 SATA

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 6.6, latest ATI reference chipset drivers and DX9c

 

We were even given access to an nVidia nForce 5 (Intel Edition) reference motherboard but unfortunately we didn't get time to run our suite of benchmarks.

 

Unfortunately we don't have anything to compare the RD600 against however above you can see the full test system specifications so you can gauge how it will compare against Intel's 975X chipset and so on.

 

Please don't flame us - we did the best with what we had and the time available. It's not too hard to find other reviews with similar specifications to what we used.

 

The Benchmark Numbers

 

3DMark05 Build 120

 

640 x 480: 13061

 

1024 x 768: 11402

 

1600 x 1200: 8532

 

CPU TEST: 10068

 

3DMark06 Build 102

 

640 x 480: 9260

 

1024 x 768: 7538

 

1600 x 1200: 5393

 

CPU TEST: 2520

 

PCMark 2004

 

CPU: 7447

 

Memory: 5631

 

HDD: 5003

 

Pi Fast - 10 million PI (standard, fastest mode)

 

26.25 seconds

 

Super PI - 1 million PI

 

17 seconds

 

ScienceMark 2.0

 

Primordia: 226

 

Cipher Bench: 9.85

 

Sandra 2007

 

CPU ALU: 2110

 

FPU: 18614

 

Integer: 161867

 

Floating Point: 87158

 

Memory Bandwidth

 

Integer: 5234

 

Floating Point: 5233

 

CINEBENCH 9.5 - x CPU

 

CPU Benchmark: 24 seconds

 

KribiBench - City Demo

 

6.3 fps

 

Quake 4 - Ultra High Quality (Necro666)

 

1024 x 768: 169.8

 

1600 x 1200: 146.4

 

Quake 4 - Low Quality (Necro666)

 

640 x 480: 216

 

1024 x 768: 201

 

What do all these benchmarks numbers mean? Well, from what we have seen so far, it makes the RD600 as fast as Intel 975X and in cases a little faster and according to our friends in the under ground bunker, stock performance between RD600 and C19c are about the same.

 

Please remember the benchmark numbers and overclocking results in this article from a reference motherboard

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