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CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO

"In this review we test the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro 256MB DDR2 against Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT. Step up to 3-D performance and high-definition image quality with the Crucial Radeon X1300 PRO 256MB PCI Express graphics card. Combines a radically new and efficient ultra-threaded core architecture with revolutionary Avivo video and visual display technology."

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

VIDEO CARD CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT
ATI DRIVER ATI CATALYST v6.8
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3500
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0C

3DMARK

3DMARK 2003

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO5810
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 4367

3DMARK 2005

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO2813
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 2047

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "The Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro puts in a great 3dmark 2003 performance beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 25%. Even with the more demanding 3dmark 2005 the powerful Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro is able to increase it's lead over Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT to 28%."

FAR CRY

MEDIUM QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO59
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 50

HIGH QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO28
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 23

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Even though the 3dmark results are impressive it's gaming performance which counts and the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro is able to handle Far Cry beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 16% to 18%."

QUAKE 4

MEDIUM QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO32
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 30

HIGH QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO24
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 21

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Quake 4 is another demanding game but the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro delivers playable performance beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 7% to 13%."

SCOOTER WAR3Z

MEDIUM QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO87
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 76

HIGH QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO34
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 27

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Scooter War3z is another game the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro handles without a problem beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 13% to 21%."

TRACKMANIA SUNRISE

MEDIUM QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO74
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 68

HIGH QUALITY

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO26
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 23

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "Trackmania is a beautiful racing game which requires a fast video card and the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro delivers the required speed beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by 9% to 12%."

FINAL RESULT

SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO8623
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 6414 (-26%)

GAME BENCHMARKS

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO364
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT 318 (-13%)

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 XT

COMMENT "The Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro delivered a great performance beating Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT by a very healthy 26% with Synthetic Benchmarks and 13% extra Gaming Performance. The Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro is a very quiet video card which was problem free to install. Although the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro's performance wouldn't keep a hardcore gamer happy for light gaming and everyday use the Crucial Radeon x1300 Pro is an excellent budget video card!"
CRUCIAL X1300 PRO 7/10!

CRUCIAL RADEON X1300 PRO

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