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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

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

QUAKE 3

1024x768

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO271
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT280

1024x768 (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO183
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT184

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

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

COMMENT "This is a close result which MSI GeForce 5900 XT wins by a slim 4% and then when 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic is enabled by an even slimmer 1%."


TRIBES

MEDIUM QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO87
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT80

HIGH QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO68
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT57

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO56
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT33

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO26
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT24

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT "I think it's safe to say that OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro offers the best Tribes Vengeance performance, using medium quality settings OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro beats MSI GeForce 5900 XT by 9%. Increasing the image quality settings to high quality increases OCUK ATI Radeon 9700's lead over MSI GeForce 5900 XT to 17%. The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro is about to show it's superior performance when we switch to ultra high quality and OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro now delivers a HUGE 42% performance advantage over MSI GeForce 5900 XT. The Ultra High Quality setting uses DX9 which is why OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro has such a huge advantage over MSI GeForce 5900 XT which has poor DX9 performance."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Imperial Arena level

MEDIUM QUALITY

Bump Map Detail Low
Texture Detail Medium
Terrain Micro Enabled
Fluid Surface Detail Medium
Fogging Distance Medium
Dynamic Shadow Medium
Glow Detail Medium
Terrain Deco Disabled
World Detail Medium
V2.0 Pixel Shaders Disabled

HIGH QUALITY

Bump Map Detail High
Texture Detail High
Terrain Micro Enabled
Fluid Surface Detail UHigh
Fogging Distance High
Dynamic Shadow High
Glow Detail High
Terrain Deco Enabled
World Detail High
V2.0 Pixel Shaders Disabled

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

Bump Map Detail Ultra High
Texture Detail Ultra High
Terrain Micro Enabled
Fluid Surface Detail UHigh
Fogging Distance Ultra High
Dynamic Shadow Ultra High
Glow Detail Ultra High
Terrain Deco Enabled
World Detail Ultra High
V2.0 Pixel Shaders Enabled

UT 2004

BRIDGE OF FATE

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO106
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT106

BRIDGE OF FATE (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO97
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT97

CONVOY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO54
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT53

CONVOY (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO52
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT51

TORLAN

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO76
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT75

TORLAN (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO60
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT64

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Direct3D Render Device
1024x768 Resolution
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Detail Normal
Character Detail Normal
World Detail High
Physics Detail High
Decal Stay High
Full Character Shadows
Full Fog Distance
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Coronas Enabled
Trilinear Filtering Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled
Weather Effects Enabled

COMMENT "OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and MSI GeForce 5900 XT deliver roughly the same performance with Unreal Tournament 2004. The biggest difference between them was with the Torlan Benchmark with 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic which MSI GeForce 5900 XT wins by 7%."

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO

PAGE 1 OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO
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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