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First Looks from Taiwan - RD600 "CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE"

By: Cameron Wilmot | AMD Chipsets in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 2, 2006 4:00 am

Performance of ATI RD600


Test System Setup



Processor: Intel "Conroe" Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93GHz


Memory: 2x 1GB Corsair PC8000 DDR-2 @ SPD 5-5-5-18 2T Dual Channel


Motherboard: ATI RD600 + SB600 "Marlin" reference


Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.7 SATA


Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: ATI Catalyst 6.6, latest ATI reference chipset drivers and DX9c


We were even given access to an nVidia nForce 5 (Intel Edition) reference motherboard but unfortunately we didn't get time to run our suite of benchmarks.


Unfortunately we don't have anything to compare the RD600 against however above you can see the full test system specifications so you can gauge how it will compare against Intel's 975X chipset and so on.


Please don't flame us - we did the best with what we had and the time available. It's not too hard to find other reviews with similar specifications to what we used.


The Benchmark Numbers


3DMark05 Build 120


640 x 480: 13061


1024 x 768: 11402


1600 x 1200: 8532


CPU TEST: 10068


3DMark06 Build 102


640 x 480: 9260


1024 x 768: 7538


1600 x 1200: 5393


CPU TEST: 2520


PCMark 2004


CPU: 7447


Memory: 5631


HDD: 5003


Pi Fast - 10 million PI (standard, fastest mode)


26.25 seconds


Super PI - 1 million PI


17 seconds


ScienceMark 2.0


Primordia: 226


Cipher Bench: 9.85


Sandra 2007


CPU ALU: 2110


FPU: 18614


Integer: 161867


Floating Point: 87158


Memory Bandwidth


Integer: 5234


Floating Point: 5233




CPU Benchmark: 24 seconds


KribiBench - City Demo


6.3 fps


Quake 4 - Ultra High Quality (Necro666)


1024 x 768: 169.8


1600 x 1200: 146.4


Quake 4 - Low Quality (Necro666)


640 x 480: 216


1024 x 768: 201


What do all these benchmarks numbers mean? Well, from what we have seen so far, it makes the RD600 as fast as Intel 975X and in cases a little faster and according to our friends in the under ground bunker, stock performance between RD600 and C19c are about the same.


Please remember the benchmark numbers and overclocking results in this article from a reference motherboard

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