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PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card Review - Benchmarks - OpenGL

It is in our nature to desire and crave the very best of what resource is available to us. In this technological age of ours the IT industry has many great products on offer which come at a high asking price. Today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a look at PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro which costs around $100 US less than other 9800 Pro cards which usually cost around $500 US making it a little more affordable. Does competitive pricing result in lack luster performance? Read on for the answer.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 14, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: PowerColor

Quake 3

 

Quake III 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 wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still the best way of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.

 

 

The Gigabyte Radeon 9800 Pro takes the lead again but these scores are far from being unplayable.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1

 

Vulpine GL mark is a Windows based OpenGL API designed to stress the OpenGL systems of a 3D Accelerator. Patch 1.1 adds in support for ATI Radeon 9700's fast 256bit memory interface optimisations and early support for the NVIDIA NV30 GPU

 

 

The PowerColor sneaks out just ahead of the other cards, we also find that the 9700 Pro is able to keep up in this set of benchmarks.

 

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