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Mainstream PCI Express Shootout - Radeon X700PRO vs. GeForce 6600GT (Page 6)

Shawn Baker | Dec 1, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 47 secs reading time for this page
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Test System Setup

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

Motherboard: ABIT AA8 i925X (Supplied by ABIT)

Memory: 2 X 512MB Kingmax DDR2 PC4300 (Supplied by Kingmax)

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

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1

Drivers: DX9c, ATI Catalyst 4.10 and nVidia 66.81

Unfortunately we are a little limited with our benchmarks here today as we had trouble benchmarking the X700PRO in both Unreal Tournament 2004 and Aquamark. Multiple reinstalls of both programs didn't give us any luck at all.

While we would have normally added some other games instead due to the 6600GT having to be returned, we didn't get the chance to retest it with such games as Half Life 2 which we would have loved to do. With this said don't let this be a deterrent to the ATI card as when playing Unreal Tournament 2004 we ran into no issues at all it was just simple when benchmarking with it...or not benchmarking in this case.

Apart from this little set back we have added a number of our normal benchmarks to see how the cards compete in both new and old games as well as a quick look at AA and AF performance.

Before we start with the benchmarks we will quickly mention the results of the 6600GT under Unreal Tournament 2004 and Aquamark:

UT2K4 @ 1024 X 768 - 170.85FPS

UT2K4 @ 1600 X 1200 - 143.92 FPS

Aquamark @ 1024 X 768 - 51056 Marks

UT2K4 @ 1024 X 768 (4XAA & 4XAF) - 138.69 FPS

With some impressive results there let's continue on and see how the 6600GT scored when compared against the X700PRO.

3DMark2001 SE

Version and / or Patch Used: SE Build 330

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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.

At the lower resolution we can see that the ATI card comes ahead yet when we move up to 1600 X 1200 we can see that the nVidia 6600GT comes out to play. Let's see if these results continued through our benchmarks.

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Shawn Baker


Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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