The Fast and Furious: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX Review. Page 17
[01/24/2006 08:28 PM | Graphics]
by Anton Shilov , Alexey Stepin
ATI Technologies’ highly-anticipated Radeon X1800-series proved to be a high-performance lineup, however, ATI failed to grab the crown of the indisputable leader from Nvidia Corp. with the new family and the latter’s GeForce 7800 GTX 512, which was never available in mass quantities, attracted a lot of attention to Nvidia’s products. Today ATI attempts to fight back its leadership with the Radeon X1900 XTX graphics card, which offers a promise to be the fastest consumer board in the world. Find out whether the Radeon X1900 XTX delivers on its promise in this review that includes 24 gaming benchmarks.
Doom 3 generally runs better on GeForce 7 series graphics cards as it uses dynamic stencil shadows and OpenGL. The Radeon X1900 XTX only has some advantage over the Radeon X1800 XT in high resolutions, yet this is not enough to overtake the GeForce 7800 GTX 512.
It’s better for ATI in the “eye candy” mode: the Radeon X1900 XTX is a mere 5-7% behind the GeForce 7800 GTX 512; this may due to the difference in their memory bandwidth.
Both these graphics cards are powerful enough for you to play in 1600x1200 resolution, although the Radeon X1900 XTX is formally a little slower than 60fps.
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