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Sapphire HD 2600 XT Video Card

Makaveli    -   July 25, 2007
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Testing:

Here at OverclockersClub.com we have a series of benchmarks which are really demanding for the video card. We're going to be testing the Sapphire HD2600 XT against multiple mainstream video cards, as well as some high end video cards. Let's see how well this graphics card stacks up against the competition.

Test System:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
  • Abit IN9 32X-Max Wi-Fi Motherboard
  • Crucial Ballistix Tracer (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 Memory
  • Mushkin XP2-6400 (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 Memory
  • Cooler Master 750watt Power Supply
  • Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive   
  • Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
  • Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
  • LG DVD-R DL Burner
  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card
  • Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full Tower Case

Comparison Cards:

  • Sapphire X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition (ATi)
  • Foxconn 8600 GTS OC (nVidia)
  • XFX 8600GTS XXX Edition (nVidia)

 Gaming Benchmarks:

  • Far Cry: Hardware OC (Ubisoft Volcano)
  • F.E.A.R. (Performance Test)
  • Call of Duty 2: Stalingrad (FRAPS)
  • Quake 4: Hardware OC
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted (FRAPS)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X

 

Benchmark: Far Cry

I always like to start with Far Cry to see how well the new cards do on this older game.

Settings:

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

 

 

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  5. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  6. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  7. Benchmark: Quake 4
  8. Benchmark: NFS: Most Wanted
  9. Benchmark: Microsoft FSX
  10. Benchmark: 3D Mark 06
  11. Benchmark: RyderMark
  12. Conclusion
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