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CPU MOTHERBOARD TECH VIDEO REVIEWS

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO
VS SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000

"Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro is tested against Sapphire Radeon 9000, Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro is the faster version of Sapphire Radeon 9000 but how much faster is it?"

"Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro supports all of today's features and blazes a trail for the adoption of tomorrow's technologies. Possessing the power to sow detail rich environments, with features such as Trueform, Smartshader and Smoothvision, enjoy tomorrow's technology today."

"Best-of-class 3D Gaming Performance, Powered by Ati's Radeon 9000 graphics technology, Four parallel, highly optimized rendering pipelines deliver fastest gaming performance in its class, Features up to 128MB of DDR memory to accelerate all popular 3D games, Advanced visual quality, Smartshader technology supports DirectX 8.1 and enables more complex and realistic lighting effects, Smoothvision full-scene anti-aliasing technology delivers smoother-looking images, Progressive anisotropic filtering technology provides sharp and clear textures without sacrificing frame rates, Industry-leading video technology and software support, Features Video Immersion II technology for unprecedented video quality, Fullstream, ATI's new video acceleration technology enhances the quality of video by removing blocky artifacts and delivering smoother-looking content."


SYSTEM INFORMATION

VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v3.1
PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 1700
MOTHERBOARD ASUS A7S333
MEMORY 512MB SAMSUNG PC2100 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0

QUAKE 3 2xFSAA

640x480

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO160
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000147

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO118
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000103

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO75
SAPPHIRE RADEON 900065

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000

COMMENT "Things get even more demanding for Sapphire Radeon 9000 video cards by activating 2x FSAA. Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro increases it's performance advantage over Sapphire Radeon 9000 to 14%."

QUAKE 3 4xFSAA

640x480

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO102
SAPPHIRE RADEON 900088

800x600

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO67
SAPPHIRE RADEON 900058

1024x768

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO44
SAPPHIRE RADEON 900028

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000

COMMENT "We are now using 4x FSAA which clearly starts to show the power of Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro when it outperforms Sapphire Radeon 9000 by a very impressive 37%."

QUAKE 3
ANISOTROPIC

2x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO153
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000137

8x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO149
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000132

16x ANISOTROPIC

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO148
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000131

SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000 PRO SAPPHIRE RADEON 9000

COMMENT "Sapphire Radeon 9000 Pro loses 4% while Sapphire Radeon 9000 loses 5% when using Anisotropic Filtering."

INDEX
PAGE 1 INTRODUCTION, SYSTEM INFORMATION AND 3DMARK 2001 SE
PAGE 2 QUAKE 3
PAGE 3 RTCW, SERIOUS SAM 2, UT2003 AND THE CONCLUSION

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