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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

WARHAMMER 40,000
DAWN OF WAR

LOW QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO57
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT53

MEDIUM QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO53
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT50

HIGH QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO44
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT42

HIGH QUALITY (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO40
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT37

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT "This is another close result but this time OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro wins every benchmark by between 5% to 8% which for a cpu limited game like Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War is pretty impressive."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Full 3D Camera Enabled
Unit Occlusion Enabled
Destroy The Xenos Level

LOW QUALITY

Texture Detail Low
Terrain Detail Low
World Events Low
Shadows Low
Lights Low
FX Detail Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Texture Detail Medium
Terrain Detail Medium
World Events Medium
Shadows Medium
Lights Medium
FX Detail Medium

HIGH QUALITY

Texture Detail High
Terrain Detail High
World Events High
Shadows High
Lights High
FX Detail High

X2 THE THREAT

LOW QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO112
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT120

MEDIUM QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO85
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT89

HIGH QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO47
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT54

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT " MSI GeForce 5900 XT beats OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with X2 the Threat by between 5% and 13% which was impressive. Unlike in the Half Life 2 test MSI GeForce 5900 XT is able to win delivering the same image quality as OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Auto Quality Enabled

LOW QUALITY

Anti-aliasing Disabled
Bumpmaps Disabled
Shadows Disabled

MEDIUM QUALITY

Anti-aliasing Disabled
Bumpmaps Enabled
Shadows Disabled

HIGH QUALITY

Anti-aliasing Enabled
Bumpmaps Enabled
Shadows Enabled

XPAND RALLY

LOW QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO64
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT62

MEDIUM QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO48
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT35

HIGH QUALITY

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO41
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT30

HIGH QUALITY (4xAA & 8xAF)

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO24
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT19

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT "The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro wins this Xpand Rally test easily beating MSI GeForce 5900 XT in every benchmark. Using Low Quality OCUK Radeon 9700 Pro wins by 4%, increasing the image quality to Medium Quality increases OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro's lead over MSI GeForce 5900 XT to 28%. The OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro is still able to deliver a 27% performance increase over MSI GeForce 5900 XT even using High Quality settings. When we also enable 4x anti-aliasing and 8x anisotropic filtering OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro can still deliver a very impressive 21% increase over MSI GeForce 5900 XT"

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Grand Canyon Level

LOW QUALITY

Bilinear
Material Quality Very Low
View Distance 20%
Water Quality Low
Car Deformations Disabled
Car Details Low
Car Envmap Quality Low
Car Shadows Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Trilinear
Material Quality Medium
View Distance 80%
Water Quality Medium
Car Deformations Enabled
Car Details High
Car Envmap Quality Medium
Car Shadows High

HIGH QUALITY

Anisotropic
Material Quality Very High
View Distance 100%
Water Quality High
Car Deformations Enabled
Car Details High
Car Envmap Quality High
Car Shadows Very High

FINAL RESULT

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO24140
MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT23288

OCUK ATI RADEON 9700 PRO MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT

COMMENT "We added up ALL of the benchmark results and the total performance of OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and MSI GeForce 5900 XT was close. The main advantage for OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro are strong DX9 performance, this is something MSI GeForce 5900 XT lacks but makes up for with strong DX8 performance. The performance you see in Xpand Rally is a clear vision for future performance and you can clearly see MSI GeForce 5900 XT will struggle with new DX9 games while OCUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro will not."

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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