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ATI Radeon X800 XL Videocard Review

ATI Radeon X800 XL Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In the high-end videocard market, the Radeon X800 XL VPU offers great value.
 84% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ATI Jun 23 2005   Colin Sun  
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Advanced benchmarks: Doom 3

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 is the most advanced OpenGL game to date. It takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limits. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

Doom 3 - 1024x768-32bit
Anti-Aliasing FPS Ranking

ATi Radeon X800 XL 2x AA

84.8

ATi Radeon X800 XL 4x AA

63.7

ATi Radeon X800 XL 6x AA

40.5
Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

ATi Radeon X800 XL 2x AF

97.3

ATi Radeon X800 XL 4x AF

97.1

ATi Radeon X800 XL 8x AF

96.8

ATi Radeon X800 XL 16x AF

96.6
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering FPS Ranking

ATi Radeon X800 XL 2x AA, 8x AF

84.4

ATi Radeon X800 XL 4x AA, 16x AF

63.1

Even with 4x AA and 16x AF, the ATi X800 XL provides playable framerates in Doom 3 in High quality mode at 1024x768. Excellent.

Good Job ATi!

If you're looking for something faster than the mainstream videocards on the market but don't want to mortgage your house, the ATi Radeon X800 XL is exactly what the doctor ordered. Early third-party X800 XL videocards were going for as high as $500 CDN, but since ATi came to the market with its own X800 XL, prices have settled down. Now you can find some X800 XL's below ATi's MSRP of $399 CDN.

The 3D performance of the ATi Radeon X800 XL was excellent. It scored well in every test we threw at it, even when AA and AF were involved. The card would routinely battle it out with the more expensive MSI GeForce 6800GT for second place, and when overclocked performed close to X800 XT levels.

The extra hardware that accompanies the ATi Radeon X800 XL is useful. The card comes with everything necessary to connect the PC to a TV. We're disappointed that ATi does not include any sort of software bundle, but this has never been the companies strong suit.

The ATi Radeon X800 XL is a great value king, and if you get your hands on one, you're going to be a very happy gamer!

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Contents of Article: ATI Radeon X800XL
 Pg 1.  ATI Radeon X800 XL Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking the X800 XL
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CodeCreatures
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark
 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: Doom 3

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