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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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