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MSI Radeon RX800XT-VTD256E Videocard Review

MSI Radeon RX800XT-VTD256E Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Architecturally identical to the Radeon X800XT PE, the 16-pipeline Radeon X800XT core is clocked a whole 20 MHz slower than the Platinum Edition.
 77% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Oct 22 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

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AA

250.41

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AA

252.75
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 6x AA 246.95
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AF

263.29

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AF

265.31

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 8x AF

251.84
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 16x AF 251.32
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AA, 8x AF

251.8

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AA, 16x AF

347.68

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AA

87.56

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AA 84.26

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 6x AA

84.18
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AF

84.38

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AF

84.63

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 8x AF

84.75

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 16x AF 84.33
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 2x AA, 8x AF

85.27

MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 4x AA, 16x AF

84.17

Framerates in UT2003 are very respectable. I think we'll have to start using a higher resolution!

Totally Awesome!

With the prices of videocards on the rise, it's often quite difficult to find the perfect videocard. MSI offers users struggling with that problem a great option in the MSI RX800XT-VTD256E. It's easily one of the fastest cards on the block, since it's based on the excellent Radeon 'R420' X800XT VPU. Plus, the package is fully loaded for the hardcore multimedia user.

The MSI RX800XT-VTD256E retails for about $705 CDN ($570 US), but if you want fast framerates the equivalent from nVidia will cost about as much so it is not expensive for its class.. To sooth your wallet, you can justify such a nice expenditure by reminding yourself of the complete VIVO compatibility, as well as Component output for HDTV gaming! On the software side, MSI include three full version games (Prince of Persia, Myst: Uru, XIII) which will certainly keep you occupied. There's also a complete set of multimedia software for DVD playback, video editing, and more... Those of you planning to set up dual CRT monitors will find the included DVI-to-analog converter handy indeed.

Aside from the blistering performance, component output is probably the RX800XT-VTD256E's most alluring feature, as our overclocking tests were not very promising. Able to support modes as high as 720p or 1080i, you can output video from the computer to an HDTV that's almost twice as nice as what you would get from standard s-Video of previous generation cards.

To say the MSI RX800XT-VTD256E is a fast videocard is an understatement. It's performance rivals the benchmarks we saw from the Asus AX800XT, though that card squeaks ahead alongside the Albatron 6800GT in many higher resolution situations.

Although the MSI RX800XT-VTD256E has its memory clocked about 10% slower than a Radeon X800XT PE, that 20MHz difference doesn't amount to much of a handicap. If you've jumped on the PCI Express bandwagon, either with an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon64, and are looking for a high end PCI Express videocard, be sure to look into the MSI RX800XT-VTD256E closly indeed!

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Contents of Article: MSI RX800XT-VTD256E
 Pg 1.  MSI Radeon RX800XT-VTD256E Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  An excellent multimedia card!
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark 2001
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 3, Gun Metal 2
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: GunMetal2
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 11.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 12.  — Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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