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PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo PCI Express Videocard Review

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo PCI Express Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Radeon X1600 XT core doesn't generate a significant amount of heat, so a simple aluminum heatsink that extends over the memory modules is all the card really needs.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: PowerColor Apr 20 2006   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo

Advanced Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator and Training demos were run.

FarCry Regulator Demo UQ 1600x1200:

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo2x AA

37.34

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo4x AA

29.51

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA

21.82
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AF

40.27

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AF

40.45

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 8x AF

38.09
Powercolor X1600XT Bravo 16x AF 36.37
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AA, 8x AF

30.42

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AA, 16x AF

22.64

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA, 16x AF

18.29

The Powercolor X1600XT Bravo performs well in the FarCry AA/AF tests at the resolution of 1600x1200. With light AA and AF enabled, the game can be played at this resolution.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 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 HQ 1600x1200:

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AA

25.7

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AA

22.3

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA

15.7
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AF

34.2

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AF

33.8

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 8x AF

33.6
Powercolor X1600XT Bravo 16x AF 33.8
Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AA, 8x AF

26.1

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AA, 16x AF

22.4

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA, 16x AF

15.1

Doom 3 in high quality mode at 1600x1200 is too much for the Powercolor X1600XT Bravo.

FEAR

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

Anti-Aliasing

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AA

23

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AA

16

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA

12
Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AF

22

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AF

22

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 8x AF

22

Powercolor X1600XT Bravo 16x AF

22

Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering

FPS

Ranking

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 2x AA, 8x AF

21

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 4x AA, 16x AF

13

PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo 6x AA, 16x AF

10

FEAR framerates are decent all around considering the Powercolor X1600XT Bravo is a mainstream videocard and not high end. Relative results like this are worth pause, but certainly aren't realistic for actually gaming. So where does this leave the Powercolor X1600XT Bravo?

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Contents of Article: PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo
 Pg 1.  PowerColor X1600 XT Bravo PCI Express Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  ATI's Radeon X1600 XT Graphics Core
 Pg 3.  Benchmarking a Radeon X1600XT: 3DMark 05/06
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SplinterCell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion
 Pg 11.  — Advanced Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 12.  Does Powercolor Have a Winner, Sort Of?

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