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PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 14, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: PowerColor

Full Detail - FSAA and AF


All tests were run with 4 times FSAA and 16 times Antistrophic Filtering enabled with the screen resolution set to 1024 X 768 @ 32 Bit.


When running these aggressive detail settings in 1600 x 1200, games really do become unplayable and if people are after image quality they will have to drop the resolution back down to reach playable levels.


3DMark 2003



With the first of our FSAA and Antistrophic Filtering tests we see the PowerColor out in front. Both PowerColor and Gigabyte cards were over the 2,700 mark while the Hercules just missed out.


Vulpine GL Mark 1.1



We see again that Vulpine brings all the Radeon 9800 Pro cards very close together.


Code Creatures


- Water Section



Like the previous Code Creatures test, all the 9800 Pro cards are together with the PowerColor just ahead by a measly .1 FPS.


- Grass Section



With similar results as above, we that find the PowerColor winning but by .1 FPS.


Quake 3



Gigabyte takes the lead again with its 9800 Pro but with the 9700 Pro scoring over 220 average FPS, we see that Quake 3 is becoming quite an old benchmark.


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