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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

QUAKE 3

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440211
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000211

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440198
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000201

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440159
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000159

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440134
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000133

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "Going by previous results with Quake 3 based games it's almost expected that Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 will win this benchmark. As it turns out there is no clear winner, both video cards perform well."


QUAKE 3
2xFSAA

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440186
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000179

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440141
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000127

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44093
GIGABYTE RADEON 900081

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44075
GIGABYTE RADEON 900064

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "After the close result with Quake 3 shown above I wasn't sure which way this test would go so I was surprised to see Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 win all of the resolutions tested."


QUAKE 3
4xFSAA

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440104
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000123

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44072
GIGABYTE RADEON 900082

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44046
GIGABYTE RADEON 900040

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44037
GIGABYTE RADEON 900032

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "What a strange result for Gigabyte Radeon 9000, it put in some good results at the lower resolutions beating Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. However at the higher resolutions Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 swiftly took the lead away."


QUAKE 3
4xAA & 2xAF

640x480

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44097
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000117

800x600

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44068
GIGABYTE RADEON 900079

1024x768

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44044
GIGABYTE RADEON 900039

1280x1024

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44036
GIGABYTE RADEON 900031

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "Now we are going for high image quality with both 2x anisotropic filtering and 4x fsaa enabled. Once again it's a fairly strange result, Gigabyte Radeon 9000 performs well at lower resolutions but then loses out to Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 at the two highest resolutions."


QUAKE 3

BILINEAR

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440168
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000164

TRILINEAR

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440159
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000159

2x ANISOTROPIC

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440145
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000154

8x ANISOTROPIC

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000151

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Four.dm68 Benchmark
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Compress Disabled
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometric Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

COMMENT "Gigabyte Radeon 9000 takes a smaller performance hit when using anisotropic filtering although the difference isn't very great with this game. Gigabyte Radeon 9000 offers the full range of anisotropic filtering and the 8x results are especially impressive. The Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 doesn't support 8x anisotropic."

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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