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PowerColor X1300 Video Card Review

Former staff writer    -   July 11, 2006


Testing
Here at OCC we use a slightly different method of testing our cards when compared to some other review sites. We will be using a combination of Fraps, ATI Tool, Riva tuner, as well as various games to provide you with the most accurate results possible. When this card was overclocked, we took it to the maximum stable OC that we could find (without artifacting). So without further ado here are the results!

Testing Setup

  • AMD 3700+ CPU
  • DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR
  • 1 GB OCZ Platinum rev2 (512x2)
  • Enermax 600w PSU
  • Power Color X800 GTO 16 256mb
  • Power Color x1300 HM2 128mb
  • Albatron (Nvidia) 6600LE 256mb
  • Windows XP Pro SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Catalyst 6.2 Drivers
  • Nvidia 81.98 Drivers

Gaming Benchmarks

  • Far Cry: Hardware OC (Ubisoft Volcano)
  • F.E.A.R. (Performance test)
  • Doom3: Misc. Levels (FRAPS)
  • Call of Duty 2: Stalingrad (FRAPS)
  • Quake4: Hardware OC (Guru 3d Demo)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (FRAPS)

Heading up or benchmarking session is Farcry, which like all the other games we will be running at the three most commonly used resolutions, 800x600, 1024x768,and 1280x1024.

Far Cry

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

FARCRY BENCHMARKS

The x1300 would not run on highest settings, so we dropped down to normal for the Farcry benchmark, and as you can see it scored pretty poorly, and even poorer at the higher resolutions.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing & Benchmark: Farcry
  4. Benchmark: F.E.A.R
  5. Benchmark: Doom 3
  6. Benchmark: C.O.D 2
  7. Benchmark: Quake 4
  8. Benchmark: N.F.S Most Wanted
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