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Power Color 9800 Platinum Edition - Manipulated Radeon 9800 Pro - Benchmarks - Quake 3 Arena

After doing a little digging, we quickly discovered that the 9800 Platinum Edition is nothing more than a Radeon 9800 Pro GPU which is cut-down a little to help reduce the retail price for consumers. The 9800 Platinum Edition only uses a 128-bit memory bus compared to the 256-bit on the "true" 9800 Pro and the memory speed is a little slower on the Platinum Edition by around 40MHz (80MHz DDR) which gives the "true" 9800 Pro the ability to push about 2GB more bandwidth per second.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%      Manufacturer: TUL

Quake 3 Arena

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Point Release v1.17

 

Timedemo or Level Used: demo001

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.idsoftware.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake3-arena/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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 wide range of different products. Quake 3 Arena is getting very old, but is still one of the best ways of testing video and PC systems for any instability and best performance hence the reason we are still using it today.

 

 

 

Quake 3 Arena can even be a bit of overkill on a cheap Radeon 9250 graphics cards so we didn't expect these cards to struggle one little bit. At the lower resolution the 9600 XT takes the win but as we increase the resolution the 9800 PE just takes back the lead. Even using such an old game as Quake 3 Arena, the more expensive cards are still able to show their worth.

 

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