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SAPPHIRE RADEON X800

"Sapphire Radeon x800 review featuring Sapphire Radeon x700 Pro, Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT. Software used was:- 3dmark 2003, 3dmark 2005, 3dmark 2006, Fablemark, Rightmark, Shadermark, Templemark and Villagemark."

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800

Built upon features that today's game developers dreamed about, you won't miss a single villain lurking in the distance of today's gaming titles with the next generation power of Sapphire Radeon x800. Outfitted with 12 parallel pixel pipelines, available with 128MB or 256MB of GDDR3 memory, and the latest technology, the PCI Express interface, Sapphire promises to make you passionate about performance!

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 FEATURES

256MB GDDR3 memory, 256-bit memory interface, 12 parallel pixel pipelines, PCI Express x16 and Dual display support. 3Dc High quality 4:1 Normal Map Compression delivers beautiful scenes without the performance hit. Videoshader HD engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals. Hyper Z HD is optimized for performance at high display resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions. Full support for DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGL 2.0 functionality. Smartshader HD technology and Smoothvision HD technology.

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800

CHIP GPU CORE
CLOCK MHZ
MEMORY
CLOCK MHZ
MEMORY
INTERFACE
PIXELS
PER CLOCK
DIRECTX
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 RV430 400 700 256 12 9.0B
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO RV410 425 864 128 8 9.0B
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO R300 325 620 256 8 9.0
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT RV360 500 650 128 4 9.0
CHIP GPU CORE
CLOCK MHZ
MEMORY
CLOCK MHZ
MEMORY
INTERFACE
PIXELS
PER CLOCK
DIRECTX

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON X800
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
ATI DRIVER ATI CATALYST v6.6
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 2003

SAPPHIRE RADEON X8008352
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO7064
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO4960
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT4367

3DMARK 2005

SAPPHIRE RADEON X8004006
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO3226
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO2159
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT2047

3DMARK 2006

SAPPHIRE RADEON X8001235
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO1010
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO500
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT445

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x800 starts off strongly beating Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by 16% with 3dmark 2003. With 3dmark 2005 Sapphire Radeon x800 beats Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by an impressive 20% and finally Sapphire Radeon x800 beats Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by 19% using 3dmark 2006. Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro and Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT both give almost the same performance which is between 48% to 62% slower than Sapphire Radeon x800."

POWERVR BENCHMARK

POWERVR FABLEMARK

SAPPHIRE RADEON X80092
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO69
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO57
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT34

POWERVR TEMPLEMARK

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800249
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO233
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO186
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT185

POWERVR VILLAGEMARK

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800302
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO211
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO172
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT136

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "This is a small collection of PowerVR benchmarks to test stencil and hidden surface removal performance. Sapphire Radeon x800 once again starts off strongly and shows how advanced it's features are by outperforming Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by 25% with Fablemark. Templemark which mostly tests hidden surface removal shows a smaller difference between Sapphire Radeon x800 and Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro of 7%. Villagemark also tests hidden surface removal but is less advanced than Templemark and this time Sapphire Radeon x800 outperforms Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by a very impressive 31%."

RIGHTMARK

PIXEL SHADING (PS1.1)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X8001169
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO873
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO725
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT524

PIXEL SHADING (PS2.0)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800373
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO267
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO208
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT160

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Rightmark is a collection of benchmarks to test different aspects of the video card, we have decided just to use the Pixel Shader 1.1 and Pixel Shader 2.0 tests. Sapphire Radeon x800 starts off strongly and delivers 26% more Pixel Shader 1.1 performance compared to Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro. Things improve even more for Sapphire Radeon x800 when it delivers 29% more Pixel Shader 2.0 performance compared to Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro."

SHADERMARK

SAPPHIRE RADEON X8005831
SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO4431
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO3638
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT2896

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 SAPPHIRE HYBRID X700 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9700 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "This chart is pretty clear and shows Sapphire Radeon x800 outperforming Sapphire Hybrid x700 Pro by 25%."

SAPPHIRE RADEON X800

PAGE 1 SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 1944, DOOM 3, FARCRY, GT LEGENDS AND QUAKE 4
PAGE 3 SCRAPLAND, TRACKMANIA SUNRISE AND FINAL RESULT

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