|Unreal Tournament 2003
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.
Framerates in UT2003 are very respectable. I think we'll
have to start using a higher resolution!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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