Driven by the New Catalyst: Sapphire RADEON X1800 XL Review. Page 7
[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.
The Chronicles of Riddick
No miracles here even with Catalyst 5.12 – nothing has changed in the performance of the Sapphire RADEON X1800 XL in OpenGL applications. The Chronicles of Riddick is such and also uses stencil shadows, so the GeForce 7800 GT allows playing it comfortably in all resolutions of the “pure speed” mode and in up to 1280x1024 at the “eye candy” settings. The Sapphire is limited to 1024x768 in the latter test mode, providing a frame rate of about 60fps.
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