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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

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT102
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO102
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO96 (-6%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO83 (-19%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO70 (-31%)

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT84
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO73 (-13%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO61 (-27%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO47 (-44%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO35 (-58%)

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT66
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO48 (-27%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO38 (-42%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO24 (-64%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO22 (-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 a strong performance but Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro is more than up to the challenge and equals the performance of Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT. Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO is also able to stay within 6% of Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT which is impressive. When using Medium Quality settings Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT is able to pull away from Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro and outperforms it by 13%. Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO also drops back and Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT outperforms it by 27%. Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT puts in a great performance with Ultra High Quality settings and outperforms Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by an impressive 27%."

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT146
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO124 (-15%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO85 (-42%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO57 (-61%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO55 (-62%)

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT84
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO62 (-26%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO41 (-51%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO30 (-64%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO26 (-69%)

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT60
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO44 (-27%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO31 (-48%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO20 (-67%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO16 (-73%)

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

COMMENT "Prey is a game Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT can show what it can do and it outperforms Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by 15%. Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT manages to further increase it's performance over Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro firstly by beating it by 26% using High Quality and then by 27% using Ultra High Quality."

QUAKE 4

MEDIUM QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT134
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO131 (-2%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO120 (-10%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO106 (-21%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO67 (-50%)

HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT131
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO120 (-8%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO103 (-21%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO73 (-44%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO53 (-60%)

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT119
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO107 (-9%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO87 (-19%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO54 (-50%)
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO40 (-63%)

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

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT has a hard time beating Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro and can only outperform it by between 2% to 9%. Using Ultra High Quality Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT easily beats Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by between 19%, Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO by 50% and Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro by 63%."

FINAL RESULT

SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT0%
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO-10%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO-42%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO-68%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO-54%

GAME BENCHMARKS

SAPPHIRE RADEON X1950 XT0%
CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO-11%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1800 GTO-28%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X800 GTO-46%
SAPPHIRE RADEON X1650 PRO-58%

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

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT outperforms Connect3D Radeon x1950 Pro by 10%, Sapphire Radeon x1800 GTO by 42%, Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO by 68% and Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro by 54%. The Game Result show performance which is much closer between the video cards, however Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT still offers much better Gaming performance. One surprise is that Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO and Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro swap positions, Sapphire Radeon x1650 Pro is better for Synthetic Benchmarks but Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO is better for Game Performance. Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT is a great video card and allows the use of High Resolution and High Quality Settings for Ultimate Gaming!"
SAPPHIRE X1950 XT 9/10!

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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