PowerColor Bravo X700 Graphics Card Review: High-End Features at Affordable Price?. Page 24
[09/14/2005 01:58 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin
We would like to take a closer look at the solution from PowerColor based on RADEON X700 chip. Equipped with a fanless cooler, this baby suits perfectly for silent systems, and taking into account its very affordable price may be a very tempting buy for many of you. But will its performance and overclocking potential be as tempting as its price and design? We will find out now!
Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks
The PowerColor card scores about 1100 points less than the standard RADEON X700 and about 400 points less than the GeForce 6600. That’s the result of putting slow memory on this card.
The difference between memory frequencies of 700MHz and 533MHz can be seen well in the first test: it’s only in the “eye candy” mode that the PowerColor competes with the GeForce 6600.
The PowerColor Bravo X700 is still slower than the GeForce 6600 in the second test, even though the gap is very small. The latter features the UltraShadow II technology which helps a lot to render the test scene with its stencil shadows.
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