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PowerColor X800 Pro Video Card Review

Former staff writer    -   July 14, 2004


Test Suite & Setup

All of our tests were run at the highest possibly game settings unless otherwise noted. We believe that most users run with the highest possible settings that your video card is capable of, so why should our tests be done any different? The real world gaming tests were ran in 1024x768x32, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200 resolutions in 32-bit unless otherwise noted. We tested each resolution in each benchmark with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering both on and off. Each benchmark was run a total of five times and the average frame rate or score was calculated from that. The table below describes the testing methods we use.

Resolution

Resolution Settings
1024x768x32 No AA/AF
1280x1024x32 No AA/AF
1600x1200x32 No AA/AF
1024x768x32 6x AA/8x AF
1280x1024x32 6x AA/8x AF
1600x1200x32 6x AA/8x AF

Below are the settings that we used when AA and AF were turned on and while they were turned off during our benchmarks.



 Below is the benchmarks/test that we used:

  • Gun Metal
  • X2
  • Battlefield: Vietnam
  • Splinter Cell
  • Far Cry
  • 3DMark03
  • Idle/Load Temperature Test
  • Image Quality

    Test Rig
    -Shuttle SN85G4 nForce3 150 XPC (Review)
    -Athlon 64 3200+
    -1GB Corsair TWINX1024-3200LLPro (Review)
    -Western Digital 10,000RPM SATA 74Gb Raptor Hard Drive
    -Windows XP Professional SP2 -DirectX 9.0c
    -Catalyst 4.6
     -Radeon X800 Pro
     -Radeon 9800 XT (Review)



    1. Introduction & What's Included
    2. In-Depth Look
    3. Test Suite & Setup
    4. Benchmark: 3DC
    5. Benchmark: Far Cry
    6. Benchmark: X2
    7. Benchmark: Battlefield Vietnam
    8. Benchmark: Gunmetal
    9. Benchmark: Splinter Cell
    10. Benchmark: 3DMark03
    11. Image Quality & Temperature Test
    12. Overclocking & Conclusion
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