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CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO

"Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro review featuring Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro is the latest mainstream video card from ATI featuring the powerful R570 GPU. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro was tested using Doom 3, Far Cry HDR and GT Legends."

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO

SYSTEM INFORMATION

VIDEO CARD CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v7.2
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
BENCHMARK SETTINGS:- We use two different image quality and resolution settings when we benchmark computer hardware for review. 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. High quality setting uses a resolution of 1600x1200 (unless otherwise stated) and all of the game settings are set to high, this setting is a very demanding test for video rather processor performance!

MEDIUM QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO102
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 96

HIGH QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO73
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 61

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO48
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 38

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro outperforms Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by between 6% to 21% with Doom 3. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro and Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO deliver a very playable performance with Doom 3 at all game settings."

FAR CRY HDR

1024x768

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO74
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 60

1280x1024

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO60
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 41

1600x1200

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO45
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 29

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro flexs it's muscles with this Far Cry benchmark using demanding HDR to improve lighting and effects. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro outperforms Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by a healthy margin of 19% to 36%. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro is able to run Far Cry HDR at all of the resolutions however Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO starts to struggle at 1600x1200."

GT LEGENDS

MEDIUM QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO80
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 63

HIGH QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO72
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 50

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO43
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 32

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro wins GT Legends by between 21% to 31%. Both Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro and Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO can deliver playable performance with GT Legends at all of the settings."

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO

PAGE 1 INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 SYSTEM INFORMATION AND 3DMARK 2006
PAGE 3 3DMARK 2005, PCMARK 2005, RIGHTMARK AND SHADERMARK
PAGE 4 DOOM 3, FAR CRY HDR AND GT LEGEND
PAGE 5 PREY, QUAKE 4 AND SERIOUS SAM 2
PAGE 6 SUPREME COMMANDER
PAGE 7 OTHER ATI VIDEO CARDS AND CONCLUSION

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