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Power Color 9800 Platinum Edition - Manipulated Radeon 9800 Pro - Benchmarks - Far Cry

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

Far Cry

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Research

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

There is no denying that Far Cry is currently one of the most graphic intensive games on the market, utilizing PS2.0 technology (the latest versions support Shader Model 3.0 with DX9c) and offering an exceptional visual experience there is no denying that even some of the faster graphics cards struggle.

 

 

 

We are basically seeing the same results here as in Doom 3. Even at the lower resolution, the 9800 PE is struggling to keep up and maintain an enjoyable frame rate.

 

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