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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9800 Pro Review - Benchmarks - Test System and Synthetics

Whatever happened to the olden days when a video card was just something to throw into your system to ensure a screen display? Thankfully they are long gone! With modern advancements in graphics, we are getting ever closer to the day when we can have realism that is near true and speeds that never cause a flicker. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the next level of graphics adapters as he delves into the Gigabyte version of the Radeon 9800 Pro. It isn't just another pretty card!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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 8KNXP (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

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

 

Synthetic

 

3DMark03

 

3DMark03 is the latest installment 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

 

 

As expected, the new ATI Radeon 9800 is a step ahead of the Radeon 9700.

 

Vulpine GLMark 1.1p

 

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

 

 

At lower resolutions, the Radeon 9700 Pro and 9800 Pro are almost identical. At higher resolutions, however, the power of the 9800 Pro becomes clear.

 

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