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Performance in Synthetic Benchmarks

Futuremark 3DMark05 build 120

The Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX wins this test, stopping less than 300 points short of the next landmark. 11,756 points in 3DMark05 is the best single-card result we’ve ever recorded in our labs.

The Sapphire card holds the first place in all resolutions, although its performance is almost the same as that of the Radeon X1900 XTX which works at the default GPU/memory frequencies, namely 650/775 (1550) MHz.

The second test is somewhat different. The scene itself is smaller, for example. The fill rate requirements aren’t that strict here. What’s important is the speed of execution of pixel and vertex shaders and the rendering of shadows and lighting. This doesn’t brings any changes into the ranks: the Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX and the Radeon X1900 XTX still hold the first places except 1024x768 resolution where they are joined by the GeForce 7900 GTX.

It is in the third test that the Radeon X1900 can show its full strength. Its 48 pixel processors come in handy here. The GeForce 7900 GTX, currently the best offer from Nvidia, is noticeably slower than the Radeon X1900 XT and is quite far behind the Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX and Radeon X1900 XTX.

So the overall 3DMark05 scores are confirmed by the results of individual tests even though they are all acquired in the “eye candy” mode. The new graphics card from Sapphire that features a liquid-cooling system and increased clock rates has no rivals in this benchmark, although it is not much better than the ordinary Radeon X1900 XTX.

 
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