Driven by the New Catalyst: Sapphire RADEON X1800 XL Review. Page 20
[12/15/2005 12:25 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin
RADEON X1000 series graphics cards, announced back in early October, have started to emerge in shops. Today we will be reviewing the RADEON X1800 XL as it comes from Sapphire Technologies and will be comparing its performance on the new Catalyst driver to that of NVIDIA’s GeForce 7800 GT and GTX.
Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War
With its highly detailed units Dawn of War puts a heavy load on the graphics card’s vertex processors. The game also makes use of dynamic stencil shadows which explains the high results of graphics cards with the GeForce 6 and 7 architectures. This time the Sapphire card finds itself on the losing side even where it is usually strong, i.e. when FSAA and anisotropic filtering are turned on. Well, we don’t mean the card doesn’t suit for this game – the speed is high in all the video modes, except for the hardest one.
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