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PowerColor X700 PRO Videocard Review

PowerColor X700 PRO Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With six vertex rendering pipelines, the Radeon X700 should beat out the GeForce 6600 in rendering images that have a lot of polygons.
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External Mfg. Website: Power Color Dec 23 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

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AA

204.86

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AA

182.46
PowerColor X700 PRO 6x AA 143.16
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AF

232.6

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AF

232.67

PowerColor X700 PRO 8x AF

230.7
PowerColor X700 PRO 16x AF 230.19
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AA, 8x AF

193.55

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AA, 16x AF

169.72

UT2003 - 1024x768 Botmatch
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AA

83.88

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AA 83.88

PowerColor X700 PRO 8x AA

82.94
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AF

84.1

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AF

84.07

PowerColor X700 PRO 8x AF

84.19

PowerColor X700 PRO 16x AF 84.07
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

PowerColor X700 PRO 2x AA, 8x AF

83.78

PowerColor X700 PRO 4x AA, 16x AF

83.81

Well the numbers say it all. Even with AA and AF enabled, hardcore FPS gamers will be pleased with the PowerColor X700 PRO's performance.

Looking good!

Mainstream cards sure offer a lot of value these days, certainly more so than the previous two generations ever did. In many of the tests that we ran, the PowerColor X700 PRO was faster than the previous generation's top of the line cards like the Radeon 9800 XT and GeForceFX 5950 Ultra.

Based on ATi's Radeon X700 PRO core and is backed up by 128MB of Samsung GDDR3 memory, the PowerColor X700 Pro is only compatible with PCI Express motherboards so AGP users will have to get their videocard fix elsewhere.

The card is compatible with both analog and DVI monitors as well as supporting S-Video/Composite and component output. That means you can connect pretty much anything to the PowerColor Radeon X700 PRO be it computer monitor or HDTV. PowerColor includes all the necessary cables and bits that you'll need to take advantage of these goodies as well.

The performance of the PowerColor X700 PRO was pretty fast. In all the benchmarks that we used, the PowerColor X700 PRO was consistently just behind this generation's top of the line cards. This is amazing when you consider that this card is targeted towards the average gamer. The card overclocked quite well, and showed some quite tangible benchmark improvements when pushed, so it would be a good buy for the enthusiast on a budget.

The software package is on the thin side, with only the Cyberlink DVD Studio and Hitman Contracts being included. Retailing for around $280 CDN ($230 US), it's also one of the more expensive X700 Pro based cards on the market. Still, PowerColor does a lot of things well here, and I'm sure that this card would satisfy the average gamer very well indeed.

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Contents of Article: Power Color X700 Pro
 Pg 1.  PowerColor X700 PRO Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Radeon X700 Technology 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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