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GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

"Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 review featuring Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT and Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600. Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 is powered by the Nvidia GeForce PCX 5900 GPU. Software used:- 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, 3dmark 2005, 3dmark 2006, Fablemark, Templemark, Villagemark and Rightmark."
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 is powered by Nvidia GeForce PCX 5900 GPU using the new PCI-Express interface. Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 is a DirectX 9.0 video card with 128MB DDR memory using a fast 256bit memory interface. Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 has full support for Gigabyte V-Tuner 2 overclocking applications. Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 has DVI-I, TV Output and D-Sub connectors, it is also supplied with PowerDVD 5.0 and two world class games.


GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
VIDEO CARD GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
NVIDIA DRIVER NVIDIA FORCEWARE v84.21
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v6.5
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

3DMARK BENCHMARKS

3DMARK 2001 SE

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590013117
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT13653
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460012408

3DMARK 2003

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 59004576
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT4367
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti46002004

3DMARK 2005

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900862
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT2047

3DMARK 2006

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900148
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT445

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

COMMENT "The results start off fairly close with Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT only 4% faster than Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 with Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600 further behind by 10%. 3dmark 2003 is also a close result between Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT, this time the difference is 5% in favour of Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900. The Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600 is a DX8 video card and can't run the high scoring mother nature test. 3dmark 2005 is a DX9 only benchmark which is why there are no results for Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600. It appears that Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 is pretty weak when running DX9 software and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT storms ahead and beats Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 by 58%. Things don't improve with 3dmark 2006 and Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 loses to Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by a massive 67%."
BENCHMARK SETTINGS
3DMARK 2001 SE
1024x768 Resolution
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth
3DMARK 2003
1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
3DMARK 2005
1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
3DMARK 2006
1280x1024 Resolution
Antialiasing Disabled
Optimal Filtering

POWERVR BENCHMARK

FABLEMARK

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590051
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT34
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460026

TEMPLEMARK

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900183
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT185
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600146

VILLAGEMARK (DIRECT3D)

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900167
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT136
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600125

VILLAGEMARK (OPENGL)

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900124
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT124
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600106

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Vsync Disabled

COMMENT "Things are much more positive with these PowerVR benchmarks and Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 beats Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 32%. Fablemark uses alot of shadows and Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 has Ultra Shadow technology which improves it's performance with shadow intensive applications. The Templemark result is so close that I am considering it a draw between Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT. Villagemark favours Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 and it beats Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 19%."


RIGHTMARK

PIXEL SHADING (PS1.1)

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900508
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT524
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600324

PIXEL SHADING (PS2.0)

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590047
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT160

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit colour Depth

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT outperforms Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 by 4% with the PS1.1 benchmark. As shown with 3dmark 2005 and 3dmark 2006 Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 is poor with DX9 which is why Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 loses to Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 71% in the PS2.0 test."

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

PAGE 1 GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2001 TO 2006, POWER VR AND RIGHTMARK
PAGE 3 EARTH 2160, FAR CRY AND GT LEGENDS
PAGE 4 QUAKE 4, SCOOTER WARZ AND SCRAPLAND
PAGE 5 SERIOUS SAM 2 AND WORLD RACING 2

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