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SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

"Sapphire Radeon 9200 review testing Sapphire Radeon 9200 against XFX GeForce 5200, MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 and Gainward GeForce4 mx440. Software used during testing was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, Quake 3, Serious Sam SE and Unreal Tournament 2003."

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 2500
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200
XFX GEFORCE 5200
MSI GEFORCE4 TI4200
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v3.5
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v44.03
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK K7S8X
MEMORY 512MB CRUCIAL PC2700 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0a

QUAKE 3

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200194
MSI GEFORCE TI4200236
XFX GEFORCE 5200212
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440198

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200135
MSI GEFORCE TI4200218
XFX GEFORCE 5200159
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440145

1280x1024

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200111
MSI GEFORCE TI4200200
XFX GEFORCE 5200132
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440121

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 MSI GEFORCE TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "I was expecting much better performance from Sapphire Radeon 9200 than it delivered. It wasn't even able to outperform the old Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 which was a major surprise. The winner was MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 which even delivered 200fps at the highest resolution tested and finished 68fps clear of the other video cards"


QUAKE 3
4x FSAA

640x480

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920085
MSI GEFORCE TI4200203
XFX GEFORCE 5200135
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44096

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920057
MSI GEFORCE TI4200154
XFX GEFORCE 520090
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44066

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920028
MSI GEFORCE TI420098
XFX GEFORCE 520055
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 44043

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 MSI GEFORCE TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "The original ATI Radeon 9000 (which Sapphire Radeon 9200 is based on) has always suffered a large performance hit when using 4x Fsaa. Here we see Sapphire Radeon 9200 easily beaten by ALL of the video cards tested."


QUAKE 3
4x FSAA & 8x ANISOTROPIC

640x480

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920079
MSI GEFORCE TI4200174
XFX GEFORCE 5200112
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920053
MSI GEFORCE TI4200124
XFX GEFORCE 520077
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 920027
MSI GEFORCE TI420081
XFX GEFORCE 520049
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 MSI GEFORCE TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT " MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 and XFX GeForce 5200 both outperform Sapphire Radeon 9200 by quite a large margin. The Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 only supports 2x Anisotropic filtering so there are no scores for this round."


QUAKE 3

2x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200122
MSI GEFORCE TI4200193
XFX GEFORCE 5200138
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440125

4x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200128
MSI GEFORCE TI4200170
XFX GEFORCE 5200126
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A

8x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200126
MSI GEFORCE TI4200153
XFX GEFORCE 5200117
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440N/A

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200 MSI GEFORCE TI4200
XFX GEFORCE 5200 GAINWARD GEFORCE4 MX 440

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "ATI video cards have always been able to deliver great anisotropic performance and image quality. Here we see Sapphire Radeon 9200 only drop 6fps going from 2x to 8x anistropic filtering which is very impressive. MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 dropped a total of 40fps and XFX GeForce 5200 dropped 21fps. The Gainward GeForce4 MX 440 is only able to do 2x anisotropic filtering and it finished in last place. Although MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 dropped the most fps when using 8x anisotropic it was still able to outperform Sapphire Radeon 9200 by 27fps which is a good result."

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9200

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