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GeCube "X" Collection - ATI Radeon PCI Express Awareness

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 7, 2004 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 540 (3.2GHz)


Motherboard(s): ABIT AA8 (Supplied by ABIT)


Memory: 2 X 512MB Kingmax DDR-2 533MHz @ default timings (Supplied by Kingmax)


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


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1


As usual, we test this line of graphics cards the only way they are supposed to be tested with tests ranging from some old synthetics to new and some old school games to some new ones. Testing at both 1024 X 768 and 1600 X 1200 we will see how the cards handle these resolutions and if you can get away with an X600 for some hardcore gaming at 1600 X 1200 or not. We will also have a look at how these cards handle games when we start using AA and AF.


3DMark2001 SE


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3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.




You can clearly see at both resolutions the nice stair like graph we have created. You can clearly see here that the price difference between the X300SE and X300 of only $20 is extremely well justified.


You can see at the higher resolution though that the X600XT begins to pull away from the X600PRO and X300 as opposed to what we see at 1024 X 768 where the jump between the three cards is very even.


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