PowerColor Bravo X700 Graphics Card Review: High-End Features at Affordable Price?. Page 26
[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!
3DMark05 sees it in a slightly different way: the Bravo X700 is still worse than the RADEON X700, but the GeForce 6600 has an even smaller score despite its support of Shader Model 3.0.
The Bravo X700 is still the same 20% behind the RADEON X700 in the first, shooter-like test. Yet the PowerColor card successfully competes with the GeForce 6600, except in the “eye candy” mode where even its more efficient memory controller can’t help. The PowerColor comes with 256MB of graphics memory, so it can pass the test in all resolutions with enabled full-screen antialiasing, while the GeForce 6600 cannot.
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