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Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V PCI-E Videocard Review

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V PCI-E Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: With PCI Express emerging as the new battleground, ATi are hedging their bets on exploiting the differences in HSI chip implementation between itself and nVidia.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jul 25 2004   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AA

151.91

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AA

121.57

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 6x AA

89.39
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AF

178.67

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AF

153.05

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 8x AF

142.38

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 16x AF

138.87
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AA, 8x AF

115.25

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AA, 16x AF

95.5

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AA

81.41

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AA

78.63

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 6x AA

63.63
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AF

81.89

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AF

81.46

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 8x AF

80.73

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 16x AF

80.55
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 2x AA, 8x AF

77.95

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 4x AA, 16x AF

69.26

Who doesn't like UT2003? Who doesn't like to play UT2003 with all the nice IQ features cranked up? Who likes to play a game that looks amazing... but chops better than Wok with Yan!? lucky for you, and your budget, the GV-RX60X128V can offer up a dish of great frame rates at 1024 x 768, even with AA and AF enabled!

Conclusions and PCI-Express Delusions

With PCI Express emerging into as the new battleground for nVidia and ATI to rustle around in, each company is eager to show consumers that it has the "superior technology." nVidia use an HSI bridge chip, and ATI have the PCI-Express interface built into the Radeon X600XT core. Does it really matter at this point, with mainstream GPU's? Nope, not really. Is the X600XT faster than the FX5750 GPU? Yes. Benchmark after benchmark prove it. So folks, the point to take away here is to focus on what matters, and take the marketing with a grain of salt.

In spite of the new PCI-Express slot, the Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V really just takes over from where the old Radeon 9600XT left off, and that's pretty damn good. The software package which accompanies the card is a bit thin, but at least the card comes with a useable break-out VIVO cable. I'd say that overall that makes the Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V a pretty good deal for mainstream budgets, and gaming needs.

For those of you who like to live on the "wild side" the GV-RX60X128V was a pretty good overclocker. Its core reached 616 MHz and the memory cycled away at 414 MHz, yet all the while the cooling solution is remained virtually dead silent.

Compared to its intended rival, the GeForcePCX 5750 GPU, the Radeon X600 XT is the better solution. In every benchmark we ran, the GV-RX60X128V scored higher at stock speeds, which means there is a lot of value in this little Gigabyte card. For consumers looking to supplement a new PCI-Express based computer with graphics before the really big PCI-Express guns come out, you're best mainstream bet is going to be the X600XT based card like the Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V PCI-E Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the card
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 8.  — Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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