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Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP Review - Benchmarks - PCMark05

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

PCMark 05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmark04/

 

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PCMark is a multipurpose benchmark suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other Futuremark.com benchmarks.

 

 

On this particular test I performed both the default testing as well as a small series of tests that check out only the graphics board. This helps explain the disparity of scores since the overall score doesn't rely heavily on just the video card, but the entire system. The results from the graphics specific tests show a more dramatic increase in performance.

 

How much does it cost?

 

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

 

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