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PowerColor Radeon X1550 512MB Videocard Review

PowerColor Radeon X1550 512MB Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: If your PC has an older DirectX 7/8 videocard, you will need something that's at least DirectX 9 compatible to run Windows Vista Home Basic.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Powercolor Mar 19 2007   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > Powercolor Radeon X1550

Test System Specs and benchmarks

Traditionally PCSTATS would run videocard overclocking tests here, but the PowerColor X1550 512MB is not recognized by the usual overclocking utilities we rely on so these tests were not conducted.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the PowerColor X1550 512MB test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this ATI Radeon X1550 based videocard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System
Processor:

AMD Athlon64 FX-62

Clock Speed:

14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz

Motherboards:

Asus M2-CROSSHAIR (NF 590 SLI)

Videocard: Powercolor X1550-512MB

Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E
Gigabyte GV-NX76GT256D-RH
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC

Memory:

Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3

Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
ATI Catalyst 7.2

Benchmarks:

3DMark05
3DMark06
FarCry
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Doom 3
Quake 4
FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark05 1.2.0
Overall Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 12098
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 10260
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 15251
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 14674
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 13781
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 11071
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 5711
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 4998
PowerColor X1550 512MB 3055

All things considered the PowerColor X1550 512MB does not perform too poorly in 3DMark05. It's slow, but 3DMark indicates that it could provide decent framerates at low resolutions.

FutureMark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 6060
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 4904
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 9785
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 8799
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8057
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 6173
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 3268
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 2654
PowerColor X1550 512MB 1421
SM2.0 Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 2342
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 1949
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 4551
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 4010
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 3619
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 2579
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 1286
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 1007
PowerColor X1550 512MB 485
HDR/SM3.0 Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 2614
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 2011
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 4688
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 3976
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 3466
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 2494
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 1163
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 1097
PowerColor X1550 512MB 521

3DMark06 is much tougher on the PowerColor X1550 512MB videocard. Keep in mind that this solution is intended for the office worker/casual gamer who wants Windows Vista compatibility. If you want to play games smoother, go with a higher end videocard.

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Contents of Article: Powercolor Radeon X1550
 Pg 1.  PowerColor Radeon X1550 512MB Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  — Test System Specs and benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR, Conclusions

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