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Power Color X1950 XT

Former staff writer    -   May 1, 2007


Testing:

I will be comparing the Power Color X1959 XT with the XFX 8800 GTS, Power Color X1650 Pro, and the XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty Professional Series. As you can see, I chose two mainstream cards to show the differences that there are compared to the higher end cards. The benchmarks tested are listed below and the resolutions will range from 800x600 to 1280x1024.



Testing Setup:

  • AMD 64 5400+ AM2 CPU
  • *AMD 64 3700+ CPU (For 7600GT and X1650 Pro)*
  • Abit AN9 32x
  • *DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR*
  • 2 GB Mushkin XP8500
  • *1 GB OCZ Platinum rev2 (512x2)*
  • Mushkin 650w PSU
  • Power Color (ATI) X1950 XT 512 MB
  • XFX (nVidia) 8800GTS 320mb
  • Power Color (ATI) X1650 Pro Golden Pig Edition
  • XFX (nVidia) 7600 GT Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • Windows XP Pro SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • All Video Drivers are the most up to date at time of benchmarks.
  • BenQ FP222WH Monitor

Gaming Benchmarks:

  • Far Cry: Hardware OC (Ubisoft Volcano)
  • F.E.A.R. (Performance test)
  • Call of Duty 2: Stalingrad (FRAPS)
  • Quake4: Hardware OC (Guru 3d Demo)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (FRAPS)

Benchmark: Far Cry

    As I have in the past, I will begin with Far Cry. Although it is an older game, it is still a very popular benchmark and I always like to see what results any video card will bring.

Settings:

  • Maximum quality option, Direct3D renderer
  • Level: Volcano, demo: Volcano.tmd
  • Pixel shader: model 2.0b
  • Antialising: 4×
  • Anisotrophic filtering: 8×
  • HDR: disabled
  • Geometry Instancing: disabled
  • Normal-maps compression: disabled





I had expected maybe 120 to 125 fps in the 1280x1024 resolution. So far, the X1950 XT is more than exceeding my expectations.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued & Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  6. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  7. Benchmark Call of Duty II
  8. Benchmark: Quake 4
  9. Benchmark: NFS Most Wanted
  10. Conclusion
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