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GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

"Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 review featuring Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT and Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600. Software used during testing is as follows:- Earth 2160, Far Cry and GT Legends."

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

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

EARTH 2160

LOW QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590033
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT69
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460054

MEDIUM QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590015
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT32
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460025

HIGH QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 59007
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT18
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460016

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

COMMENT "It is a complete disaster for Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 when running Earth 2160 which is DX9. Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 loses to Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 53% to 62%."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

LOW QUALITY

800x600 Resolution
Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Texture Quality Low
Terrain Quality Medium
Shadow Quality Low
Particle Quality Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

1024x768 Resolution
Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Texture Quality Medium
Terrain Quality High
Shadow Quality Medium
Particle Quality Medium

HIGH QUALITY

1280x1024 Resolution
Anti-Aliasing Enabled
Texture Quality High
Terrain Quality High
Shadow Quality High
Particle Quality High

FAR CRY

LOW QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900132
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT131
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti4600138

MEDIUM QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590043
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT50
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460041

HIGH QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590019
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT23
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460018

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

COMMENT "Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 holds up pretty well when running Far Cry and although Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT beats it the difference is only between 14% to 18%."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

LOW QUALITY

Resolution 1024x768
Texture Quality Low
Anisotropic Filtering 1
Special Effects Low
Shadow Quality Low
Water Quality Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Resolution 1280x1024
Texture Quality Medium
Anisotropic Filtering 2
Special Effects Medium
Shadow Quality Medium
Water Quality Medium

HIGH QUALITY

Resolution 1600x1200
Texture Quality High
Anisotropic Filtering 4
Special Effects High
Shadow Quality High
Water Quality High

GT LEGENDS

LOW QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590019
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT39
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460049

MEDIUM QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590012
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT24
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460033

HIGH QUALITY

GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 59009
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT17
GAINWARD GEFORCE4 Ti460025

GIGABYTE PCX 5900 SAPPHIRE 9600 XT GAINWARD GF4 Ti4600

COMMENT "GT Legends is another complete disaster for Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 and it is unplayable at all quality settings tested. Even Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT is having a hard time offering playable performance above low quality. The Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600 really likes this game and it outperforms both Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

LOW QUALITY

Resolution 1024x768
Vehicle Detail Low
Circuit Detail Low
Special Effects Low
Shadows Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Resolution 1280x1024
Vehicle Detail Medium
Circuit Detail Medium
Special Effects Medium
Shadows Medium

HIGH QUALITY

Resolution 1600x1200
Vehicle Detail Full
Circuit Detail Full
Special Effects Medium
Shadows Full

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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