The Fast and Furious: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX Review. Page 37
[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.
It is the first time in our tests that a graphics card singly beats the 10,000 points barrier in 3DMark05. Even the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 couldn’t do that! On the other hand, we should have expected it since this version of 3DMark makes extensive use of version 2.0 pixel shaders and the Radeon X1900 XTX should be at ease executing them – it has been actually designed to execute such shaders! Well, even the ex-senior model of the Radeon series is not far worse than the GeForce 7800 GTX 512, although it has only 16 pixel processors against the GeForce’s 24.
More detailed results of the 3DMark05 gaming tests follow on the next page.
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