The Fast and Furious: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX Review. Page 21
[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.
As a consequence of rapid development of graphics hardware, Half-Life 2 has moved down to the same category as Far Cry . These legendary shooters may still be considered etalons of quality, but they are not very hard for a modern graphics subsystem anymore.
All today’s top-end graphics cards, except for the Radeon X1800 XL, yield over 75fps in Half-Life 2 . As for the Radeon X1900 XTX, it shows but a glimpse of its potential, being severely limited by the CPU. In 1600x1200, however, it is noticeably faster than the Radeon X1800 XT.
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