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Clash of the 3D Monsters - VisionTek Ti4600 vs. Gigabyte Radeon 8500

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 22, 2002 4:00 am



Test System


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz (Northwood)


Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB)


Motherboard:EPoX 4G4A+ (PC2700 Enabled)


Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM


Drivers:Nvidia Det3 rev 28.32, ATI 7.68 Reference


Software Used: 3Dmark2000, 3Dmark2001, Quake 3 Arena, Aquanox, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Jedi Knight II, DroneZmark.


Editors Note: Please note that only one resolution of 1024x768 was used since the reviewers monitor is currently only capable of this resolution. A new monitor is currently being sought.


Synthetic 3D Benchmarks - Madonion




3DMark2000 is a synthetic Direct3D benchmark that is compatible with DirectX 7. It takes full advantage of the GeForce 2, ATi Radeon and DirectX 7 enhancements. 3DMark2000 has become one of the world's most used benchmark utilities.



Here we see the VisionTek board outperform the Gigabyte board.


3DMark2001 SE Build 330


3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce 4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.



Same trend here, VisionTek is able to take a front seat on the D3D applications.


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