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Power Color Radeon 9800 XT 256MB Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001 SE

ATI's super fast Radeon 9800 XT graphics processor has been on the market for a little while now. Today we've got Power Color's vanilla version for you and we've put it head-to-head against its older brother, the Power Color 9800 Pro. Read on and find out if it is worth upgrading!

By: | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 7, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Power Color

Test System Setup


Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3200+


Motherboard(s): ABIT KV8-MAX3 (Supplied by ABIT)


Memory(s): Mushkin 2x 256MB PC4000 (Supplied by Mushkin)


Video Card(s): Power Color Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB and Power Color Radeon 9800 XT 256MB (Supplied by Power Color)


Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 80GB 7,200 RPM SATA


Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1


Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 3.8 with Overdrive disabled


3DMark2001 SE


3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.



In the first of our tests we see the 9800 XT out in front with a healthy lead over the 9800 Pro with only 128MB of memory onboard.



As we increase the resolution with more importance being placed on the graphics card, we see the 9800 XT extend its lead.




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