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Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 Radeon 9800XT Videocard Review

Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 Radeon 9800XT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: While it is common knowledge that the Radeon 9800XT GPU is one fast little chip, what really sets the Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 apart from the competition is the impressive software bundle it ships with.
 86% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Asus Mar 09 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Gun Metal

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

AquaMark3 - Benchmark Results
Video Card Score Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 6141
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 5670

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

4860
Asus Radeon A9600XT 3735
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 5736
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 5436
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 3435
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 5733
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 8012
Overall Score Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 47175
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 44362

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

39219
Asus Radeon A9600XT 31590
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 44875
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 43010
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 29446
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 44815
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 57594

AquaMark3 really prefers the ATi cards; the Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 is battling it out with the ATi Radeon 9800XT for the top stock score.

Gun Metal 2 Source: Yeti Studio

Gun Metal 2 is one of the first games that will be taking advantage of DirectX 9 technology. According to Gun Metal 2, 2x AA is enabled by default on all videocards and the listed frame rates are average.

Gun Metal 2 - 1024x768
Demo 1 FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 31.42
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 28.65

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

25.32
Asus Radeon A9600XT 18.9
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 32.54
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

31.05

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 23.74
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256

31.34

Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 33.1
Demo 2 FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 40.5
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 37.26

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

32.91
Asus Radeon A9600XT 24.29
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 40.4
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

38.85

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 31.38
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256

40.45

Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 42.41

At 1024x768 all the high end cards perform very close to one another and it's difficult to declare a winner.

Gun Metal 2 - 1600x1200
Demo 1 FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 19.75
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 18.23

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

16.17
Asus Radeon A9600XT 10.96
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 21.46
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

20.42

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 14.66
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 19.69
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 20.63
Demo 2 FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 25.32
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 23.18

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

20.23
Asus Radeon A9600XT 13.03
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 26.74
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

22.91

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 18.16
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 25.25
Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 (449/380) 26.5

At 1600x1200 things are a bit different and the GeForceFX 5950 Ultra is able to take the overall performance crown.

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Contents of Article: Asus A9800XT/TVD/256
 Pg 1.  Asus A9800XT/TVD/256 Radeon 9800XT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Cooling and Software Utilities
 Pg 3.  Smart Doctor and Game Face
 Pg 4.  Overclocking one of the fastest cards in the world!
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, CodeCreatures
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 7.  — Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Gun Metal
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 9.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 10.  Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion
 Pg 11.  An extremely well rounded card!

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