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Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Test System and Synthetic

Tyan are a company who has been known mostly for their impressive server / workstation products. Recently they've taken notice of the growing overclocking market and decided to switch their focus slightly with the introduction of their Tyan Tachyon series of video cards. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Tyan Tachyon 9500 Pro video card based on ATI's Radeon 9500 Pro VPU. How does it stack up against the best on the market? Read on and find out!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 8, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Tyan

Benchmarks

 

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte 8INXP (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Software Used:3DMark03, Vulpine GLMark 1.1, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Comanche 4, Aquanox and UT 2003

 

3DMark03

 

3DMark03 is the latest instalment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 9 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce FX and ATI Radeon 9800), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

The Tyan Tachyon takes the lead from the Gigabyte 9500 and only trails the 9700 by a short margin.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1p

 

Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1p adds in support for ATI Radeon 9800's fast 256bit memory interface optimisations and early support for the nVidia Geforce FX.

 

 

Here the Tachyon is able to equal the 9700 standards score.

 

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