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GeCube Radeon X800GTO - Another new VPU from ATI - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

The folks out at ATI's headquarters in Canada have been busy little beavers and things aren't set to stop anytime soon. Only recently we saw the release of the Radeon X800GT which goes up against the GeForce 6600GT and today ATI's are releasing another new PCI Express VPU called Radeon X800GTO which is designed to go up against the GeForce 6800 standard, among others. Read on as we take a close look at GeCube's version of the X800GTO which is pitted against the X800GT.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 15, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: GeCube

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N SLI Premium (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Mushkin PC4000 DDR (Supplied by Mushkin)

 

Hard Disk(s): WD Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.8 and DX9c

 

We will be comparing the X800GTO directly against the X800GT - we know that it is going to be faster but how much faster is what we really want to know. The 6600GT hasn't been included this time around as we know that the performance is similar to that of the X800GT, as you can see in this review.

 

The competing card is supposed to be the GeForce 6800XT but we haven't seen it yet and we aren't too sure what nVidia is doing with it as it might not be much more then a rumor.

 

We will be taking a similar approach to the X800GTO as we did with the ASUS 7800GTXs with doing our normal tests with and without AA/AF along with overclocking our processor and the graphics card to see what kind of performance increases we receive.

 

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

By combining full DX8 and partial DX9 support with completely new tests and graphics over the previous version, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being the industry standard 3D benchmark.

 

Please Note: Due to recent events with the 3DMark03 series, we are adding results purely for those who are still in favor of 3DMark03. These results should not be taken too seriously and are only added for interest sakes.

 

 

We can see that in 3DMark03 we get a healthy performance jump over the X800GT in both the low and high resolution.

 

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