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POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO

"In this reader requested review we compare Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro against the Leadtek GeForce 6600, Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT and Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900. We used a wide range of software including:- Scooter War3z, Scrapland, Serious Sam II and Trackmania Sunrise."

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

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.

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
VIDEO CARD POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900
ATI DRIVER ATI CATALYST v6.6
NVIDIA DRIVER NVIDIA FORCEWARE v91.31
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

SCOOTER WAR3Z

LOW QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO171
LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600114
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT139
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900105

MEDIUM QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO89
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660068
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT76
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590037

HIGH QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO34
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660022
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT27
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590017

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

COMMENT "Scooter War3z is another victory for the two ATI video cards and Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro outperforms Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 15% to 21%. Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro is the only video card which is playable using high quality settings."

SCRAPLAND

LOW QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO123
LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600103
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT99
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590099

MEDIUM QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO62
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660050
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT53
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590049

HIGH QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO16
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660019
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT15
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590014

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

COMMENT "Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro starts off strongly beating the Leadtek GeForce 6600 by 17%, this falls to 15% when Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT enters second place and when using high quality settings Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro is defeated by the Leadtek GeForce 6600 by 16%."

SERIOUS SAM II

LOW QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO76
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660075
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT67
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590055

MEDIUM QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO56
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660045
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT30
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590029

HIGH QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO19
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660015
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT9
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 59009

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

COMMENT "Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro manages a slim 2% victory over the Leadtek GeForce 6600 when using low quality. This rises to a 20% lead when using medium quality and finally a 22% lead using high quality settings."

TRACKMANIA SUNRISE

LOW QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO167
LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600136
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT146
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900144

MEDIUM QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO83
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660062
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT68
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590059

HIGH QUALITY

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO30
LEADTEK GEFORCE 660034
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT23
GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 590021

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO LEADTEK GEFORCE 6600
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT GIGABYTE GEFORCE PCX 5900

COMMENT "Trackmania Sunrise is another mixed result and Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro starts off strongly beating Sapphire Radeon by between 13% to 19% when using low and medium quality. Then out of the blue the Leadtek GeForce 6600 pulls off a victory beating Powercolor Radeon 9700 Pro by 12% with high quality settings."

POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO

PAGE 1 POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700 PRO
PAGE 2 EARTH 2160, FAR CRY, GT LEGENDS AND QUAKE 4
PAGE 3 SCRAPLAND, SERIOUS SAM II AND TRACKMANIA SUNRISE
PAGE 4 TRIBES, UNREAL TOURNMENT 2004 AND XPAND RALLY

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