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Sapphire Radeon 9600XT Review - Benchmarks - Code Creatures

For those who have been looking for performance on a budget, the recent release of the Radeon 9600XT was a true blessing. Today we look at the Sapphire version of this very VPU. Come join us as we see see if the lower cost still leaves you with enough performance to satisfy the gamer in all of us!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 17, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

Code Creatures

 

Code Creatures is a Synthetic benchmark based on DirectX 8, which gives users the chance to see another highly involved benchmark program. Focusing on two elements, Grass and Water, video cards are stressed to the limit resulting in quite low scoring benchmarks. Users get to see a more intensive side of DirectX 8 thanks to the engine behind Code Creatures.

 

 

 

 

If you haven't had the chance to use this particular benchmark, it is a very visually appealing series of tests. It uses transparent water and grass rendering to thrash your video board to new levels. It is also one of the least processor-intensive tests I have seen, meaning it uses the graphics board more than processor speed to give an overall frame rate score.

 

Results in Code Creatures showed a 29-38% lower performance level with the 9600XT, but considering the type rendering that is performed in this test, that didn't come as too much a surprise. I'm still rather impressed with the levels of performance this board was able to maintain when fighting against some very heavy hitters.

 

 

 

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