Sapphire Ultimate X1950 Pro 256mb PCI-E
Published: 3rd April 2007 | Source: Sapphire | Price: |
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's and graphics subsystem. All 3DMark runs were performed 3 times with averages being calculated from each of the results. To stress the capabilities of the cards, 4xAA and 1024x768 / 1440x900 resolutions were used.
Counter-Strike:Source is a popular multi-player FPS based on the extremely scaleable Source engine. The game takes advantage of many DirectX 9.0c features, but is still fairly undemanding on the GPU unlike the other games in this test. With a card like the X1950Pro we'll be expecting to see framerates in excess of 200fps at 1024x768 and around 160fps at 1440x900.
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine that uses many features of DirectX 9.0c. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects, with a slow-motion mode that really taxes today's top of the line GPU's. Once again, all benchmarks were run 3 times to obtain an average at settings of 4xAA, 8xAF and 1024x768 / 1440x900 resolutions.
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that has not always ran so well on ATI hardware being an OpenGL based. Benchmarking was performed using Quake4Bench and a custom timedemo recording along with 4xAA, 8xAF and resolutions of 1024x768 and 1440x900.