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Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS V7603GS-21 Videocard Review

Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS V7603GS-21 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Biostar's two videocard overclocking programs allow you to not only tune the core and memory clock speed from within Windows XP, but also adjust the GPU core and memory voltages!
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External Mfg. Website: BIOSTAR Dec 07 2006   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Videocard 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrytek FarCry 1.33:
UQ Regulator 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AA) 47.49
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2xQ AA) 46.84
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA) 34.06
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA) 15.6
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AF) 52.37
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AF) 49.94
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AF) 49.09
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (16x AF) 49.04
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA, 4x AF) 31.91
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA, 8x AF) 14.63

FarCry results for the Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS videocard are not too bad, although you probably wouldn't want to play at such high a resolution. A lower resolution with AA would provide acceptable framerates, that or you could overclock the videocard. This test is conducted at stock speeds.

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.3 Custom Demo:
HQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AA) 122.7
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2xQ AA) 122.4
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA) 88.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA) 58.8
HQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AF) 149.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AF) 148.8
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AF) 148
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (16x AF) 147.9
HQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA, 4x AF) 88.8
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA, 8x AF) 58.7

Quake 4 results in 1024x768 are very good, and even with AA/AF enabled you'll get very good performance from the Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS videocard.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AA) 51
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2xQ AA) 51
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA) 38
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA) 21
1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (2x AF) 59
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AF) 59
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AF) 59
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (16x AF) 59
1024x768 FPS Ranking
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (4x AA, 4x AF) 38
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS (8x AA, 8x AF) 20

FEAR is probably the one game you don't want to enable AA in, performance simply falls too sharply. Anisotropic filtering isn't as big a problem, but certainly AA is out of the question even at 1024x768 for the Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS videocard.

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Contents of Article: BIOSTAR Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
 Pg 1.  Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS V7603GS-21 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA PureVideo and High Definition Content
 Pg 3.  Biostar Simga-Gate and V-Ranger Overclocking Software
 Pg 4.  Voltage based Geforce 7600 and VGA RAM Overclocking
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  — Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 12.  Dawn of a New Overclocking Era

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