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Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V X700 PRO Videocard Review

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V X700 PRO Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Sporting the ATi Radeon X700 PRO GPU and 256MB of memory, its most obvious feature is the complete absence of any sort of noisy active cooling solution.
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Nov 28 2004   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003

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-RX70P256V 2x AA

202.81

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AA

181.43
Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 6x AA 143.28
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 2x AF

231.34

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AF

232.29

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 8x AF

230.87
Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 16x AF 230.42
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 2x AA, 8x AF

192.01

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AA, 16x AF

168.89

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 2x AA

81.75

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AA 81.76

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 8x AA

81.11
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 2x AF

82.1

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AF

82.03

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 8x AF

82.01

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 16x AF 82.02
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 2x AA, 8x AF

81.66

Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 4x AA, 16x AF

81.6

AA/AF Performance in UT2003 is excellent and even the most hardcore gamer is going to be happy with the GV-RX70P256V's abilities here!

A Great Mainstream Card

After a couple of years of watching both nVIDIA and ATi make cuts to mainstream products to save money and to distance them from their high end products, it's refreshing to see they're finally increasing the value of these videocards. A mainstream card like the Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V certainly goes much further today than one would have six months ago.

The Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V is a very well-rounded card. Gamers out there will no doubt be happy with its 3D performance, while those of you who are planning to build a quiet SFF HDTV box will love how the GV-RX70P256V generates absolutely no noise thanks to the large passive heatpipe cooler. To top it off, the card has full support for TV-out including component output!

The software package is quite decent too. From the benchmarks PCstats ran, the performance of the Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V in games was generally very good overal, and excellent for its class even with AA and AF enabled. The fact that this card's Radeon X700 GPU did not drop significantly in performance when AA/AF was enabled is great info for gamers who like their eye candy.

Our particular test sample was not the best at overclocking, only hitting 491 MHz core speed and 904 MHz memory. It's quite possible that passive heatsinks, no matter how cleverly designed, will never cool as well as active ones. Considering how well the card performs at stock speeds, and it's total lack of noise, this can easily be forgiven.

The Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V is just hitting the retail market right now, so if you've jumped on the PCI Express bandwagon or plan to do so in the near future, it is definitely a silent videocard worth considering!

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V X700 PRO Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  X700 technology, heatpipes and overclocking
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: UT2003
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 10.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 11.  — Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003

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