Sapphire HD 2900 XT

Game Benchmarks - Quake 4 and C&C 3

Quake 4

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that nVidia traditionally did well on being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes. Long known as a place nVidia cards thrive, let's see how the 2900 gets on with the Doom 3 engine.

quake 4 benchmark

Although there was a dip during testing with the minimum frames dropping slightly, the Sapphire 2900XT did pretty well in our tests averaging over 10 frames per second more than the two nVidia cards tested previously.

Command and Conquer 3

C&C3 is the much awaited RTS from EA. Hugely popular and with some pretty nice visuals almost every modern PC should be able to play it. I tested a skirmish right at the end when I had a screen full of mechs to defeat the enemy. AA was set to the highest level it could be in-game.

cnc3 benchmark

Capped at 30FPS, the game ran smoothly with all the eye-candy and looked very nice.
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09-07-2007, 06:56:17

mVp24
As always, nice review Kempez!Quote

09-07-2007, 07:04:16

ionicle
wow, it kicked the 8800's ass at some things :O

in 3dmark it dominated

nice looking card Quote

09-07-2007, 07:45:41

FarFarAway
Tis nice looking, not kind on the ears thoughQuote

09-07-2007, 07:47:23

mVp24
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Tis nice looking, not kind on the ears though
I heard a crossfire setup of those. Man oh man hecka loud! If ATI sorted their size/power/noise issue, then I'd have definitely considered an HD2900XT.Quote

09-07-2007, 07:53:10

Ham
Not a fan on the sandwich heatsink. The 8800 Blocks are expensive enough, the 2900s are going too need even more copper = higher price again. Same goes for after-market air coolers.

But at the oblivion resultsQuote
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