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PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review

PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra has 128MB of 2.5ns Samsung BGA DDR RAM backing the GPU up.
 85% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Power Color Apr 30 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > Power Color R96T-C3

Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003

X2: The Threat Source: Egosoft

A completely rewritten 3D engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them), many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic 3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of detail.

X2: The Threat - 1024x768-32bit
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT N/A
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 108.428

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

99.821
Asus Radeon A9600XT 81.996
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 123.28
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

120.8

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128

114.764

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 96.134
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 80.268
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 90.901

If you're into simulators, you'll be quite happy with the framerates the PowerColor Radeon 9600XT can deliver.

X2: The Threat - 1600x1200-32bit
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT N/A
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 68.95

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

60.596
Asus Radeon A9600XT

42.836

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 83.137
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.519

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128

71.811

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 51.178
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 44.884
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 50.185

Even at 1600x1200, the PowerColor Radeon 9600XT can dish out decent framerates!

Unreal Tournament 2003

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.

UT2003 - 1024x768 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

244.09

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 240.34

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

228.13
Asus Radeon A9600XT

179.97

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 239.15
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

238.11

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128

229.65

Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 179.16
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 185.72
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 203.8

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

83.64

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 83.67

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

83.45

Asus Radeon A9600XT

83.41

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 82.57
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

82.64

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 82.65
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 83.72
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 83.51
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 83.41

The PowerColor Radeon 9600XT performs well in UT2003 which will be good news for those FPS players out there.

UT2003 - 1600x1200 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

147.12

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 135.99

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

118.13
Asus Radeon A9600XT

76.66

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 153.69
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

146.78

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 125.17
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 81.14
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 80.31
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 91.49

UT2003 - 1600x1200 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT

81.64

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 80.38

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

76.98

Asus Radeon A9600XT

58.06

MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 81.3
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.95

MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 78.61
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 60.6
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 60.8
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 68.15

1600x1200 is probably a bit too much for the PowerColor Radeon 9600XT. Not surprising though, it's a mainstream card.

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Contents of Article: Power Color R96T-C3
 Pg 1.  PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3, Aquamark3
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 6.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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