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OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO

"In this article we review OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro video card, featured software includes Half Life 2, Doom3, Quake3, Tribes Vengeance, Unreal Tournament 2004, X2 The Threat and various other games software."
OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro is the most advanced graphics board in its category, featuring ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU), supporting AGP design specifications. Through a combination of incredible 3D rendering performance, sophisticated real-time visual effects, industry-leading image quality, processing speed, and cutting-edge video features, it takes the PC entertainment experience to a new level. Fastest 3D gaming performance with next-generation VPU architecture.
Complete DirectX 9.0 support for unprecedented realism and sophisticated visual effects.
Smoothvision 2.0 technology provides new levels of image quality.
Revolutionary new video features including Videoshader and Fullstream technologies.
Featuring Catalyst ATI's industry leading software suite with frequently scheduled updates.
.15 Silicon Process.
110 Million Transistors.
325Mhz Core Clock Speed.
8 Rendering Pipelines with 1 texture sampling unit per pipe giving 2.6Giga Fillrate.
128MB of 310Mhz DDR RAM on a 256Bit Bus giving 19.8GB per second actual bandwidth.
Up to 16 textures per pass.
4 Parallel Geometry Pipeline giving a peak Triangle throughput of 325Mtri/sec.
Dual Display Controllers with two 400MHz RAMDAC's and Integrated TMDS Transmitter.
DirectX Version 9.0 Compliancy.
Trueform 2.0 Higher Order Surface Processor.
Smartshader 2.0.
DX Vertex Shaders 2.0.
DX Pixel Shaders 2.0.
HyperZ III Memory Optimisations.
Smoothvision 2.0.
Up to 6X FSAA.
Up to 16X Anisotropic Filtering.
Videoshader Video/DVD Playback.
Hydravision Display Software.

NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY UK PRICE US PRICE
OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO R300 325MHZ 128MB 620MHZ DDR 105 $124
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT NV35 390MHZ 128MB 700MHZ DDR 117 $175
NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEMORY UK PRICE US PRICE

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 3200
VIDEO CARD OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v4.11
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v67.03
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 2x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

3DMARK BENCHMARKS

3DMARK 2001 SE

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO15156
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT15245

3DMARK 2003

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO4909
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT5014

3DMARK 2005

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO2003
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT1001

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT "The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and MSI GeForce 5900 XT both offer very similar performance in both the 3dmark 2001 SE and 3dmark 2003 benchmarks. The shocking result is the very poor 3dmark 2005 result for MSI GeForce 5900 XT, OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro delivers a HUGE 51% performance increase which is very impressive. 3dmark 2005 is a DX9 (ie PS2.0) only program and as shown in the Rightmark test MSI GeForce 5900 XT offers very poor DX9 performance."
BENCHMARK SETTINGS
3DMARK 2001 SE
1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth
3DMARK 2003
1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate
3DMARK 2005
1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

3DMARK 2001 SE GAMES

CAR CHASE (HIGH DETAIL)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO73
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT79

DRAGOTHIC (HIGH DETAIL)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO158
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT149

LOBBY (HIGH DETAIL)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO85
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT95

NATURE

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO101
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT84

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT " MSI GeForce 5900 XT does quite well with the basic DX7 tests and even managed to beat OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro. The Nature test is the most demanding and is the most important because it uses Pixel Shaders. With the Nature test OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro delivers a nice 17% performance increase over MSI GeForce 5900 XT."


3DMARK 2001 SE
FILLRATE

SINGLE TEXTURING

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO1658
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT1434

MULTI TEXTURING

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO2561
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT2833

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT "The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro offers 14% extra single texturing fillrate compared to MSI GeForce 5900 XT. However with multi texturing the tables are turned and MSI GeForce 5900 XT offers 10% extra multi texturing fillrate compared to OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro."


3DMARK 2001 SE
SHADERS

VERTEX SHADER

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO204
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT144

PIXEL SHADER

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO294
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT191

ADVANCED PIXEL SHADER

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO180
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT120

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT "The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro shows it's better at all types of Shaders than MSI GeForce 5900 XT by delivering 30% extra vertex shader performance, 36% extra pixel shader performance and 34% extra advanced pixel shader performance."

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO

PAGE 1 OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2003
PAGE 3 RIGHTMARK, DOOM 3 AND HALF LIFE
PAGE 4 QUAKE 3 AND TRIBES
PAGE 5 DAWN OF WAR AND X2 THE THREAT

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