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Monster ATI Radeon X700 Graphics Card Roundup

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 10, 2005 4:00 am

High Quality AA and AF


All tests with were ran with 4 times FSAA and 8 times Antistrophic Filtering enabled which should stress out these Radeon X700 graphics cards enough.


1024x768 was chosen as it is still the preferred playable resolution with these settings enabled.



Like 3DMark05 without AA and AF, on the 256MB cards have a great advantage over the 128MB cards with the 256MB non-Pro offerings scoring almost as much as the Pro 128MB cards. GeCube's Extreme model again shows us that the increased memory bandwidth rules supreme coming out in front of everyone again.



Gigabyte come out ahead of the 256MB cards as we have seen in a few of our other tests with the GeCube offerings ruling supreme and all Pro cards offering a good gaming experience with these settings.



Doom 3 with AA and AF have really given mixed results with the PowerColor card coming out ahead of all the other 256MB cards and the 128MB offerings from GeCube dominating all the other cards scoring over 10FPS from the closest card.



As we expected the 256MB cards really dominate in Far Cry with the Gigabyte card performing only 1FPS slower then the Extreme model from GeCube. The 256MB cards and GeCube X700PRO Extreme model all offer a borderline playable experience with 4xAA and 8xAF at 1024 x 768.


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