Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual
Test Results - 3DMark
Benchmarking - 3DMark
I used the popular gaming benchmarks made by Futuremark to bench all of the cards. I used 3dMark 03, 05 and 06. All benches were performed at stock speeds for this section. I ran all benchmarks from the stock settings as well as at 1920 x 1200 (4 x AA).3dMark 03
First we start with 3dMark03. This is a benchmark that relies heavily on DirectX 8 features. This will give an indication of how the card will run on games that rely on DX 8.
The X1950 Pro Dual does pretty well at stock settings in 3DMark03. However when I cranked it up to 1920 x 1200 with 4 x AA the point score dropped right off.3dMark05
I ran 3dMark05. This benchmark requires some more features of DirectX 9 and gets slightly more taxing on the cards.
Once again the stock score was comparible. However when the AA was cranked up the score dropped off considerably.
3dMark06 is the latest in the benchmarking tests from Futuremark. It has a lot of DirectX 9.0c features such as HDR and use of Shader model 3.0. This benchmark is very taxing for the cards and also includes quite a harsh CPU benchmark. Seeing as this was run with the exact same CPU speeds this was not an issue.
3DMark06 shows the same pattern with the 8800GTS cards really showing their stamina at the high resolution with 4 x AA added.
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