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SAPPHIRE RADEON X550 256MB

"Sapphire Radeon x550 is a 256MB video card using the latest PCI Express, it has been designed to offer good performance. Sapphire Radeon x550 will be reviewed against Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC using Far Cry, GT Legends, Lego Star Wars and Quake 3."

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON X550
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TC
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
BENCHMARK SETTINGS:- We use two different image quality and resolution settings when we benchmark computer hardware for review. Low quality setting uses a resolution of 1024x768 (unless otherwise stated) and all of the game settings are set to low, this setting will mostly test for processor rather than video performance. Medium quality setting uses a resolution of 1280x1024 (unless otherwise stated) and all of the game settings are set to medium, this setting will test both the processor and video performance.

FAR CRY

LOW QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550136
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE83

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X55039
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE23

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550 INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE

COMMENT "Game benchmarks are always the most important and most interesting benchmarks. Sapphire Radeon x550 outperforms Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC by between 39% to 42% and is playable at all quality settings."

GT LEGENDS

LOW QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X55039
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE20

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X55024
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE14

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550 INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE

COMMENT "The Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC is unplayable when running GT Legends at all quality setting. Sapphire Radeon x550 outperforms Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC by 42% to 49% and is almost playable running medium quality."

LEGO STAR WARS

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550112
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE95

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550112
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE64

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550 INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE

COMMENT "Lego Star Wars is very playable with both Sapphire Radeon x550 and Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC. Unlike Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC Sapphire Radeon x550 can be played using medium or high quality settings without any reduction in performance."

QUAKE 3

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550264
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE202

1280x1024

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550179
INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE128

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550 INNO3D GEFORCE 6200 TURBOCACHE

COMMENT "Quake 3 is playable with both the video cards and Sapphire Radeon x550 outperforms Inno3D GeForce 6200 TC by between 24% to 29%."

SAPPHIRE RADEON X550

PAGE 1 SAPPHIRE RADEON X550
PAGE 2 FAR CRY, GT LEGENDS, LEGO STAR WARS AND QUAKE 3
PAGE 3 SERIOUS SAM II, TRACKMANIA SUNRISE AND TRIBES
PAGE 4 DAWN OF WAR, WORLD RACING 2 AND FINAL RESULT

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