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Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP Review - Benchmarks - Doom 3

Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our readers have perfectly serviceable AGP motherboards and haven't felt the dire need to move on to PCI-Express as yet. So kick up your heels and relax as we take a tour of the latest and greatest offering from ATI in the form of the X850XT and we'll see how it compares to its smaller brother, the X800XT!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 30, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Sapphire

Doom 3

 

Version and / or Patch Used: v1.3

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Demo1

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

Doom 3 is the latest game to hit our test lab and is one of the most intensive games to date. Using the "Demo1" file included with the game 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.

 

 

Some folks love Doom and others prefer HalfLife, but no matter your personal choices there is little argument that Doom 3 is one of the most graphically intensive games to hit the streets to date. Since the 60FPS cap is not applied when running time demo testing, we can give a more realistic result of the graphics prowess of whatever board we may be testing.

 

In keeping with the trend we've seen so far, the X850 shows an improvement over the X800 board.

 

How much does it cost?

 

Sapphire Technology RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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