Test System System
Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 754
Motherboard(s): Shuttle AN51R nForce3 250GB (Supplied by Shuttle)
Memory(s): 1x 512MB Corsair PC4000 PRO LED (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System Used: Microsoft Windows XP SP1
Drivers Used: ATI Catalyst 4.9 and DX9c
All of our testing was conducted with Vertical Sync disabled and the rest of the driver settings were left at their defaults.
To give you an idea of where the Power Color 9800 PE is standing in terms of performance against other Radeon graphics cards in the market, we compared against a 9600 XT Bravo from Power Color, regular 9800 XT from GeCube and X800 PRO from Gigabyte.
Let's begin with the benchmarks!
Version and / or Patch Used: Build 330
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark2001/
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 our first set of synthetic benchmarks you can see that the 9800 PE has a fair lead over the 9600 XT but is left a long way behind by the 256-bit and higher clocked 9800 XT.