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SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT
256MB GDDR3 AVIVO

"This is a review of Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT which uses the R580 Core. Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT will be compared to Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro, Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO, Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO and Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro. We have selected a mixture of benchmarks including 3dmark 2005, 3dmark 2006, Double Cross, PowerVR Fable, Rightmark, Shadermark, Doom III, Prey and Quake 4. Sapphire Radeon X1950 XT brings forth the dawn of a new technological day where games are no longer chained to the limits of the PC hardware!"

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT

SYSTEM INFORMATION

VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v7.4
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 2006

3DMARK SCORE

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT4876
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO4367 (-10%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO2824 (-42%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO1569 (-68%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO2246 (-54%)

SM2.0 SCORE

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT2287
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO1936 (-15%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO1201 (-47%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO798 (-65%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO903 (-61%)

SM3.0 SCORE

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT2719
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO2323 (-15%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO1187 (-56%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTON/A
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO906 (-67%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT puts in another good performance beating all of the other video cards. Once again there is only a small performance difference between Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT and Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro. Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO only supports SM2.0 so there are no scores for SM3.0 which has reduced it's final score."

3DMARK 2006 GAMES

RETURN TO PROXYCON (SM2.0)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT18
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO15 (-17%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO9 (-49%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO6 (-69%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO7 (-61%)

FIREFLY FOREST (SM2.0)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT20
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO18 (-10%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO11 (-46%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO7 (-62%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO8 (-60%)

CANYON FLIGHT (SM3.0 HDR)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT27
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO23 (-15%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO12 (-57%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTON/A
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO8 (-69%)

DEEP FREEZE (SM3.0 HDR)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT28
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO24 (-14%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO12 (-57%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTON/A
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO10 (-65%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT puts in some good performances and there is a larger performance difference of 10% to 17% between Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT and Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro. However if these 3dmark 2006 Games Benchmarks were for "real" games even Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT would not be able to supply good enough performance. Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO only supports SM2.0 so there are no scores for SM3.0."

3DMARK 2006 FILL RATE

SINGLE TEXTURING

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT5717
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO4007 (-30%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO3169 (-45%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO2683 (-53%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO2082 (-64%)

MULTI TEXTURING

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT9885
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO6868 (-31%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO5982 (-39%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO5682 (-43%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO5678 (-76%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT puts in a great performance supplying approx 30% more Fill Rate than Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro. This extra Fill Rate should give Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT all the bandwidth Games will require. All of the 256 Bit Memory Interface video cards leave the only 128 Bit Memory Interface video card Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro in the dust. "

POWERVR

FABLE BENCHMARK

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT256
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO191 (-25%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO161 (-37%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO127 (-50%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO76 (-70%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "The Fable Benchmark makes extensive use of Shadows and Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT handles this benchmark with ease. Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT outperforms Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by 25%. Even though Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro has all of the latest technology it is unable to beat the older Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO which beats it by 20%."

RIGHTMARK

PIXEL SHADER 1.1

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT2053
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO1888 (-8%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO1635 (-20%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO1501 (-27%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO722 (-65%)

PIXEL SHADER 2.0

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT1286
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO1181 (-8%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO472 (-63%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO447 (-65%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO462 (-64%)

POINT SPRITES

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT1656
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO1528 (-8%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO1201 (-27%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO1292 (-22%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO622 (-62%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT narrowly beats Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by 8%, Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by 20%, Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO by 27% and Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro by 65%. Apart from Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro all of the video cards performed within 27% of Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT when using the older Pixel Shader v1.1. However when using the newer Pixel Shader 2.0 only Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro is any competition for Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT. Using Point Sprites we see a very mixed result with Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro only 8% behind Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT. In an unexpected result Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO is able to outperform the newer Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by 5%. Once again Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro is last and finishes 62% behind Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT."

ATI

DOUBLE CROSS

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT101
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO78 (-23%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO44 (-56%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO38 (-62%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO34 (-66%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Using Double Cross as a benchmark Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT is able to finish 23% faster than Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro which is Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT's only real competition. The remaining video cards are all grouped together with only a difference of 10%."

SHADERMARK

SM3.0

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT23385
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO18157 (-22%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO10001 (-57%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO7688 (-67%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO7346 (-69%)

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
SAPPHIRE X1800 GTO SAPPHIRE X800 GTO SAPPHIRE X1650 PRO

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT puts in a good performance outperforming Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by 22% and once again the remaining three video cards finish quite far behind. Unlike the other video cards Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO only supports SM2.0 which is the result we used for this video card."

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT

PAGE 1 SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT
PAGE 2 SYSTEM INFORMATION AND 3DMARK 2005
PAGE 3 3DMARK 2006, RIGHTMARK AND SHADERMARK
PAGE 4 DOOM 3, PREY, QUAKE 4 AND THE FINAL RESULT

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