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Gigabyte Radeon 9200 Graphics Card Review - Benchmarks - OpenGL

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

Real World OpenGL

 

Quake 3 Arena

 

Quake 3 Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a range of different products.

 

 

Quake 3 Arena shows a marked improvement for even a value system.

 

Star Trek Voyager

 

Star Trek Voyager is a real-world OpenGL benchmark. Based on the Quake 3 Arena engine, this game is an OpenGL master utilising DirectX 8. We also apply the new Opt3D patch to allow for the use of Hardware T&L's use as well as new optimisations for AMD Athlon XP and Pentium 4 SSE2.

 

 

As with Quake 3, Voyager shows a marked improvement on the new 9200 core.

 

Jedi Knight II

 

Jedi Knight II, Jedi Outcast is a newly released OpenGL game that many have been waiting for. It has much improved graphics over its predecessor. It fully supports advanced shaders, as well as very high texture resolutions and effects. There is one demo included in the multi-player section that is good for benchmarking use. In order to enable the benchmarking mode, you have to make a shortcut to the jk2mp.exe program located in the GameData folder of Jedi Knight 2. You have to put the switch "+set sv_cheats1" (no quotes) at the end of the line in the Target Area so that it looks like this: "C:\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\jk2mp.exe" +set sv_cheats 1. The demo file used is jk2ffa.

 

 

Jedi Knight also shows the performance gain of the 9200 core.

 

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