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PowerColor Radeon 9250 Videocard Review

PowerColor Radeon 9250 Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: Sure, we'd all like to have the equivalent of a Porsche, but sometimes all we really need to get the job done is a practical Ford.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: PowerColor Aug 31 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > PowerColor Radeon 9250

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
Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 84.254
MSI RX600XT-TD128 82.654
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 123.28
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

120.8

Albatron Trinity PC5900 98.697
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 96.134
MSI PCX5750-TD128

74.055

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 75.103
PowerColor Radeon 9250

28.946

PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221) 32.753

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

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 46.344
MSI RX600XT-TD128 45.216
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 83.137
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.519

Albatron Trinity PC5900 60.257
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 51.178
MSI PCX5750-TD128

36.145

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 36.13
PowerColor Radeon 9250 13.625
PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221) 15.323

X2: The Threat should be playable at 1024x768, but it might get choppy here and there. At 1600x1200, the resolution is simply too much for this card unfortunately.

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

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 193.65
MSI RX600XT-TD128 186.39
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 239.15
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

238.11

Albatron Trinity PC5900 199.37
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 179.16
MSI PCX5750-TD128

129.18

Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 129.63
PowerColor Radeon 9250 59.58
PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221)

67.15

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

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 81.3
MSI RX600XT-TD128 81.43
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 82.57
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

82.64

Albatron Trinity PC5900 81.69
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 83.72
MSI PCX5750-TD128 76.49
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 75.97
PowerColor Radeon 9250 39.49
PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221) 39.96

You're probably not going to want to play at this resolution because frame rates are simply not high enough. Some 640x480 skirmishes should be possible though.

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

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 85.38
MSI RX600XT-TD128 81.34
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 153.69
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

146.78

Albatron Trinity PC5900 100.68
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 81.14
MSI PCX5750-TD128 57.7
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 57.6
PowerColor Radeon 9250 26.78
PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221) 31.28

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

Gigabyte GV-RX60X128V 65.21
MSI RX600XT-TD128 62.79
MSI FX5950 Ultra-TD128 81.3
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra

80.95

Albatron Trinity PC5900 70.56
Albatron GeForceFX 5700 Ultra 60.6
MSI PCX5750-TD128 43.27
Gigabyte GV-NX57128D 42.16
PowerColor Radeon 9250 19
PowerColor Radeon 9250 (346/221) 19.54

At 1600x1200 things are really painful, it was not fun to watch UT2003 chug along.

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Contents of Article: PowerColor Radeon 9250
 Pg 1.  PowerColor Radeon 9250 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the card and benchmarks
 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.  Benchmarks: Doom 3

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