Date: July 2nd, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire
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As with many x1950 pro videocards, this card was essentially impossible to overclock. Even 1Mhz over stock had the card freezing immediately and only a hard reboot would have the videocard working again. Due to this problem, there will be no videocard overclocking results in the benchmarking.
The Testbed is comprised of:
Intel P4 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz 800FSB Retail CPU Check Prices
Abit IC7 Advance II 875P Canterwood Chipset Motherboard Check Prices
512 megs Corsair TwinX Series PC3200 Low Latency Memory Check Prices
Windows XP Professional SP1 Check Prices
Maxtor DiamondMax 30gig HD Check Prices
Intel Application Accelerator ver2.3
Hyperthreading and PAT Enabled
AGP Videocards Benchmarked Against:
HIS Excalibur IceQ II X850XT
ATI All in Wonder X800XT Check Prices
ATI X800XT Platinum Edition Check Prices
HIS Excalibur IceQ II X800 pro
HIS ICEQ X700
Benchmarking Programs Are:
3DMark2001SE v330 (DX8 Synthetic Benchmark)
GLexcess v1.2V (OpenGL Synthetic Benchmark)
Comanche 4 Demo Benchmark
GunMetal 2 DirectX 9 Benchmark (Benchmark #1)
Aquamark 3 (DX9 Benchmark)
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.
Both testing situations will be benchmarked with stock and overclocked settings initialized separately.
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