Date: July 12th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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As mentioned earlier, this videocard is overclocked to its maximum right out of the box so essentially they did the hard work for you. Testing and benchmarking will be undertaken using only the rates set by HIS for this product so no extra overclocking results will be necessary.
BENCHMARKING TESTING SPECIFICATIONS
The PCI Express Videocard Testbed:
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Latest Intel Chipset and Peripheral Drivers
PCI Express Videocards Benchmarked Against:
- SAPPHIRE X1300XT
- SAPPHIRE ULT. X1600PRO
- SAPPHIRE ULT. X1650PRO
- SAPPHIRE X1900XTX
- ATI AIW X1800XL
- HIS X1950 PRO
The programs are:
- 3DMark2001SE v330 Professional (DX8 Synthetic Benchmark)
- GLexcess v1.2V (OpenGL Synthetic Benchmark)
- Aquamark Preset Benchmark
- Doom 3 High Quality Benchmark
- 3DMark 2005 Professional
- 3DMark 2006 Professional (New!)
Please keep in mind that results obtained were with driver defaults for testing continuity and are stock configured for image quality rather than speed. With a little driver tweaking, results much higher than seen obtained here could easily be managed.
Throughout the testing of this videocard, I will be showing you how this card performed on the system mentioned above using the following programs at 1024x768 and 1280x1024 resolutions at ATI driver defaults (vsync disabled) and also with 6X Antialiasing and 16x Anisotropic Filtering enabled.
All other cards were only tested with no quality settings and only 4X AA enabled in the high quality tests.
Both testing situations will be benchmarked with stock and overclocked settings initialized separately.