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Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A Radeon X1900 XTX Videocard Review

Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A Radeon X1900 XTX Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the introduction of ATI's 'R580' graphics core, there is little doubt that the Radeon X1900 XTX VPU puts forth a sensible collection of improvements which make it a compelling videocard for enthusiastic gamers to champion.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Mar 23 2006   C. Sun  
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Advanced Benchmarks: FEAR and Conclusions


Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

FEAR 1600x1200 SS Disabled




Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 2x AA


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 4x AA


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 6x AA

Anisotropic Filtering



Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 2x AF


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 4x AF


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 8x AF

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 16x AF 67
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering



Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 2x AA, 8x AF


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 4x AA, 16x AF


Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 6x AA, 16x AF


FEAR is probably the most demanding game on the market today, and the Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A videocard can only get by with light AA/AF settings.

Experts Tip: Videocard Drivers and Microsoft .NET

Whether you resisted Microsoft's push to use .NET web services or just reinstalled the OS on your computer, ATi's Catalyst Control Panel will not work properly if that optional package has not been installed. The easiest way for users to get .NET Framework installed onto their computer is via Windows Update. If that doesn't work for you, users can always download the full developer version of Microsoft .NET Framework and install that.

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Final Word - is the Asus EAX1900XTX a Good Buy?

The new Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A videocard is a prime example of what an ATi Radeon X1900 XTX can do. For the record, this ASUS videocard is darn fast!

Our advice to anyone seeking out an ATi Radeon X1900 XTX based videocard is to take a good long look at what ASUS have put together with the EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A model. This company knows how to piece together a solid package.

Bundled in are couple full version programs like PowerDirector, AsusDVD and the game King Kong. The Asus videocard also supports a whole array of TV output options from the conventional S-Video/Composite to Component output for high definition televisions. Users who want to do video editing on their computer can thanks to the ATi Rage Theatre chip hidden under the fan which gives the Asus videocard its VIVO capabilities.

The Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A is a very quick videocard and squeaks by the GeForce 7800GTX 512MB in overall performance. There are a few titles which still prefer nVIDIA cores (namely Doom 3) but as indicated earlier, the Radeon X1900 XTX is still in its infancy. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and FEAR framerates from the Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A were particularly impressive.

The Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A was an okay overclocker, it achieved 682 MHz core and 1.6 GHz memory in our tests from a starting point of 650 MHz core / 1.5 GHz memory. Overclockers who want to really push Radeon X1900 XTX videocards to its limits would be well advised to employ more advanced 3rd party aftermarket VGA cooling systems. The ATI 'R580' core runs hot.

With a retail price in the neighborhood of $715 CDN ($630 USD / £360 GBP), the Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A is expensive as components go, but quite well priced within its class. A GeForce 7800GTX 512MB based videocard will set you back about $800 CDN, and the Asus EAX1900XTX is a bit quicker overall. In any case, serious gamers evaluating a Radeon X1900 XTX based videocard for their own killer gaming rig will find the Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A videocard one of the best PCI Express x16 videocards on the market today to choose from. If you have the dough, you won't be disappointed!

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Contents of Article: Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A
 Pg 1.  Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A Radeon X1900 XTX Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Radeon X1900 XTX Power Requirements
 Pg 3.  The ATI 'R580' Video Processing Unit
 Pg 4.  ATI Avivo for High Definition Content
 Pg 5.  Overclocking For Fun and Profit
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: SplinterCell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion
 Pg 14.  Advanced Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3
 Pg 15.  — Advanced Benchmarks: FEAR and Conclusions

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