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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

TOTAL PERFORMANCE

DRONEZ

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440605
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000667

MAX PAYNE

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440290
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000293

MERCEDES BENZ TRUCK RACING

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440437
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000258

QUAKE 3

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440702
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000704

RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440362
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000404

SERIOUS SAM

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440363
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000400

STAR TREK VOYAGER ELITE FORCE

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440530
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000497

STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT 2

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440430
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000410

UNREAL TOURNAMENT

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440431
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000459

UT 2003

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440182
GIGABYTE RADEON 9000174

TOTAL

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 4404332
GIGABYTE RADEON 90004266

GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440 GIGABYTE RADEON 9000

COMMENT "As you can see the result is very close with Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 offering the best performance in 4 games while Gigabyte Radeon 9000 is better in 6 games. After 10 games there is only a 66 point difference between the video cards. The Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 performed very well at lower resolutions and with 2x FSAA while Gigabyte Radeon 9000 performed better at higher resolutions and with 4x FSAA."

CONCLUSION "Gigabyte Radeon 9000 has DX8.1 features which will make this video card more future proof than Gainward GeForce4 MX 440. The ATI Drivers performed well with no stability or visual problems. Gigabyte Radeon 9000 delivered great quality anisotropic filtering with only a small performance hit. Gigabyte Radeon 9000 has excellent FSAA quality and good performance for a budget video card. The only bad point was that the drivers on Gigabyte website need updated more frequently although you can ofcourse use the ATI reference drivers."

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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