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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 video card from ATI featuring the powerful R570 GPU which has 36 pixel shaders. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro was benchmarked with Supreme Commander!"

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!

SUPREME COMMANDER

LOW QUALITY

1024 x 768

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO69
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 60

1280 x 1024

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO61
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 48

1600 x 1200

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO56
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 37

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "Supreme Commander is the most demanding game we have benchmarked, with the high number of game units it mostly puts stress on the processor. This is why we have limited the amount of game units so it is more of a video card benchmark not a cpu benchmark. As you can see Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro and Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO have no problems running Supreme Commander using low quality settings. These are not settings we would recommend however because they make Supreme Commander look more like Total Annihilation. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro wins this benchmark by beating Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by between 13% to 34%."

SUPREME COMMANDER

MEDIUM QUALITY

1024 x 768

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO35
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 25

1280 x 1024

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO30
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 17

1600 x 1200

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO23
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 13

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "We are now using medium quality and this is the type of quality I would be comfortable playing Supreme Commander. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro puts in a good performance although the medium quality settings has reduced it's performance forcing Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro to use 1024x768 and 1280x1024 only. Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO is even worse off and is only marginally playable at 1024x768. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro outperforms Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO with Supreme Commander by 29% to 43%."

SUPREME COMMANDER

HIGH QUALITY

1024 x 768

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO33
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 24

1280 x 1024

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO28
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 16

1600 x 1200

CONNECT RADEON X1950 PRO22
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO 12

CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO

COMMENT "Compared to the Supreme Commander medium quality results little has changed, both of the video cards take a tiny performance hit using high quality. The Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro beats Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by 27% to 45%."

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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