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Gigabyte Radeon 9200 Graphics Card Review - Benchmarks - Test Setup and Synthetic 3D

Often products which are focused towards the value end of the market are over-shadowed by many for the more lucrative products available to us. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at Gigabyte's GV9200 graphics card. It is based on ATI's most recent value VPU, the Radeon 9200. It features AGP 8x and 128MB of onboard RAM and most importantly - will not cost you an arm and a leg. Does it have what it takes to power your value based system? Read on as we give you the answer!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 21, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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)

 

MotherboardGigabyte SINXP1394 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Software Used: 3DMark03, PCMark2002, 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.

 

 

ATI's latest technology for the value market has improved on its earlier partner.

 

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.

 

 

Vulpine shows a slight improvement over the now retired 9000 Radeon.

 

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