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GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

"Gigabyte Radeon 9000 review comparing Gigabyte Radeon 9000 to Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. Software used for testing was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, Dronez, Max Payne, Mercedes Benz Truck Racing, Quake 3, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Serious Sam, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast, Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2003."

GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 1700
VIDEO CARD GIGABYTE RADEON 9000
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v7.75
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v40.52
MOTHERBOARD ASUS A7V266-C
MEMORY CRUCIAL 512MB PC2100 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 98
DIRECTX VERSION v8.1

DRONEZ

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GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440170
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000178

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440165
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000173

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440127
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000164

1280x960

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440113
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000152

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Specular Enabled
World Specular Enabled
Vertex Blend Enabled
24Bit Z Buffer Enabled
Trilinear Filtering Enabled
32Bit Texture Color Depth Enabled
High Texture Definition Enabled
Multitexture Enabled
Compiled Vertex Arrays Enabled
Texture Compression Enabled
Packed Pixels Enabled
Texture Cube Maps Enabled
Seconary Colour Enabled

COMMENT "Clear victory for Gigabyte Radeon 9000 which thanks to it's DX8 features beats Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 at ALL resolutions, at the highest resolution the difference is an impressive 39fps."


RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440104
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000108

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440101
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000106

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44085
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000100

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44072
GIGABYTE RADEON 900092

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Checkpoint Benchmark
High Quality Setting
Geometric Detail High
Texture Detail High
Texture Quality 32Bit
Trilinear Filtering
Simple Shaders Disabled
Compressed Textures Enabled
Light Flares Enabled
Wall Marks Enabled
Dynamic Lights Enabled
Identify Target Enabled
Sync Every Frame Disabled
Simple Items Disabled

COMMENT "This is another clear victory for Gigabyte Radeon 9000 and it finishes 20fps ahead of Gainward GeForce4 MX 440."


SERIOUS SAM

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440122
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000107

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440111
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000106

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44077
GIGABYTE RADEON 900099

1280x960

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44053
GIGABYTE RADEON 900088

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Quality Setting
Memphis Suburbs Demo
Huge Texture Size
Detailed Textures Enabled
Huge Shadowmap Size
Standard Lens Flare
No Wait Vertical Retrace
Wide Screen Disabled

COMMENT "The Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 manages to pull out a lead at the two lower resolutions. However at the two higher resolutions Gigabyte Radeon 9000 pulls ahead and finishes a huge 35fps ahead of Gainward GeForce4 MX 440."


STARTREK VOYAGER
ELITE FORCE

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GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440158
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000157

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440151
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000145

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440120
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000108

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440101
GIGABYTE RADEON 900087

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

High Quality Setting
Timedemo Demo0001
Geometric Detail High
Texture Detail High
Texture Quality 32bit
Trilinear Filtering
Simple Shaders Disabled
Compressed Textures Disabled
Light Flares Enabled
Wall Marks Enabled
Dynamic Lights Enabled
Identify Target Enabled
Sync Every Frame Disabled
Simple Items Disabled

COMMENT "It seems Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 really likes Quake3 based games and it manages to beat Gigabyte Radeon 9000 at ALL of the resolutions. At the highest resolution Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 still manages a 14fps lead."


STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT 2

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GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440111
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000109

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440109
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000109

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440107
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000100

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440103
GIGABYTE RADEON 900092

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

High Quality Setting
Jk2ffa Benchmark
Geometric Detail High
Texture Detail High
Texture Quality 32Bit
Trilinear Filtering
Simple Shaders Disabled
Compressed Textures Enabled
Light Flares Enabled
Wall Marks Disabled
Dynamic Lights Enabled
Identify Target Enabled
Sync Every Frame Disabled
Simple Items Disabled

COMMENT "Star Wars Jedi Knight 2 : Jedi Outcast is another Quake 3 based game although it's a much more advanced game than both Quake 3 and Star Trek Elite Force. Even so Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 once again shows it's love for Quake 3 based games and beats Gigabyte Radeon 9000."

GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

PAGE 1 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000
PAGE 2 DRONEZ, SERIOUS SAM AND STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT 2
PAGE 3 QUAKE 3
PAGE 4 TOTAL PERFORMANCE AND FINAL RESULT

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