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Power Color 9800 Platinum Edition - Manipulated Radeon 9800 Pro - Benchmarks - Doom 3

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: Sep 23, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: TUL

Doom 3

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0 Retail

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Mars City Underground (custom timedemo)

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.doom3.com

 

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Doom 3 is the latest game to hit our test lab and is one of the most intensive games to dates. With our own custom time demo we are able to give a realistic rating on what kind of FPS you will be achieving.

 

For more information on benchmarking Doom 3 we recommend you check out our extensive article regarding it here.

 

 

 

The trend is staying the same between the 9800 PE and the 9800 XT which really show the cheaper cards how it is done in Doom 3. If you are buying the 9800 PE to play Doom 3, it's going to be sluggish in the High Quality mode which we used for testing.

 

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