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SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

"Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT review against Sapphire Radeon 9600. Software used for benchmarking was:- Comanche4, Quake 3 and Serious Sam SE."

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 3000
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v4.2
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 512MB CRUCIAL PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0b

COMANCHE 4

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT48
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960048

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT48
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960046

1280x1024

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT47
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960041

1024x768 (4xAA & 8xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT37
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960024

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Fullscreen Enabled
32Bit Colour Depth
Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Terrain Detail High
Object Detail High
Texture Quality High
Water Quality High
Shadows High
Particle Density High

COMMENT "The two ATI Radeon video cards start off neck and neck however once you increase the resolution the performance of Sapphire Radeon 9600 falls away much faster than Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT. Sapphire Radeon 9600's performance drops by 50% between the first and last benchmark test however Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT's performance drops by only 23% which is very impressive."


QUAKE 3

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT259
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600248

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT251
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600189

1280x1024

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT236
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600159

1024x768 (4xAA & 8xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT155
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960091

1024x768 (6xAA & 16xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT119
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960072

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "Once again as the resolution increases Sapphire Radeon 9600's performance suffers much more than Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT's. Sapphire Radeon 9600's performances drops by 71% compared to Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT's 55%."


SERIOUS SAM SE

GRAND CATHEDRAL

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT86
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960060

GRAND CATHEDRAL (4xAA & 8xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT72
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960045

CITADEL

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT113
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960080

CITADEL (4xAA & 8xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT84
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960054

ELEPHANT ATRIUM

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT105
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960062

ELEPHANT ATRIUM (4xAA & 8xAF)

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT78
SAPPHIRE RADEON 960045

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Extreme Quality Settings
Large Texture Size
Optimal Texture Quality
Detail Textures Enabled

COMMENT "Sapphire 9600 XT puts in a very solid performance across all of the demos tested even with fsaa and anisotropic filtering enabled. The difference between Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT's highest and lowest performance was only 37%, Sapphire Radeon 9600 suffers a 45% performance drop."

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

PAGE 1 SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
PAGE 2 QUAKE 3 AND SERIOUS SAM SE
PAGE 3 UT 2003 AND X2 THE THREAT

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