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PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra has 128MB of 2.5ns Samsung BGA DDR RAM backing the GPU up.
 85% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: PowerColor Apr 30 2004   C. Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > PowerColor R96T-C3

Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3, Aquamark3

AquaMark 2.3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark is another DirectX 8 benchmark. Using vertex shaders, any card that is DirectX8 compatible will not just have a huge speed boost, the image will also look better. Default test has 24 MB worth of textures.

AquaMark 2.3 - 1024x768
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 105.6
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 105.5

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro


Asus Radeon A9600XT 74.1
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 113.9
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 111.7
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 107.6
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 84.1
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 75.9
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 82.7

In AquaMark, we see that the PowerColor Radeon 9600XT performs a tad faster than the Asus Radeon 9600XT again. It seems that slight advantage in memory speed is giving it the edge.

AquaMark 2.3 - 1280x1024
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 86.1
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 81.1

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro


Asus Radeon A9600XT 47.9
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 93.1
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 89.9
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 79.7
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 55.8
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 49.4
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 54.5

AquaMark 2.3 - 1600x1200
Video Card FPS Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 62.3
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 57.5

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro


Asus Radeon A9600XT 33.6
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 70.2
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 67.4
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 58.5
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 39.7
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 34.7
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 38.7

The PowerColor Radeon 9600XT should be able to give you playable framerates even at 1600x1200 resolutions.

AquaMark3 Source: Massive Development

AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7 functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in 2003 and 2004.

AquaMark3 - Benchmark Results
Video Card Points Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 6141
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 5670

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro


Asus Radeon A9600XT 3735
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 5736
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 5436
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 4629
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 3435
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 3804
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 4236

AquaMark3 - Benchmark Results
Overall Points Ranking
ATi Radeon 9800XT 47175
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 44362

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Asus Radeon A9600XT 31590
MSI FX5950 Ultra-VTD256 44875
MSI FX5900U-VTD256 Ultra 43010
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 37804
Gigabyte GV-NV57U128D 29446
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 32077
PowerColor Radeon 9600XT (542/408) 35086

At stock speeds, the PowerColor Radeon 9600XT performs pretty well just a bit faster than the Asus Radeon 9600XT, and Gigabyte GeForceFX 5700 Ultra.

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Contents of Article: PowerColor R96T-C3
 Pg 1.  PowerColor Radeon 9600XT Ultra Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: AquaMark 2.3, Aquamark3
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Gun Metal 2
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 6.  Advanced Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, X2: The Threat
 Pg 7.  Advanced Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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