ATI RADEON X1600 XT: Mainstream Performance Redefined Once Again?. Page 11
[10/07/2005 06:19 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Yaroslav Lyssenko, Anton Shilov
Besides releasing the high-end RADEON X1800-series, ATI Technologies unveiled its RADEON X1600 family of products, which are aimed at the mainstream market. The company says it has redefined the market of the most widely deployed graphics cards by offering a new level of performance and expanding the list of capabilities. But is it a correct statement? We attempt to find out with the help of over 20 benchmarks!
Unreal Tournament 2004
Well, RADEON X1600 XT copes pretty Ok with the vertex shaders, however, the fillrate still leaves much to be desired. As a result, it only manages to deliver comparable results in 1024x768 – in higher resolutions it gets defeated by all the rivals except RADEON X700 PRO.
In eye candy mode even highly efficient memory controller cannot save the newcomer from defeat.
We see something very similar in the Metallurgy level, although in 1280x1024 with enabled anti-aliasing RADEON X1600 XT manages to catch up with GeForce 6600 GT.
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