Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual

Game tests - Oblivion and Command & Conquer 3


Oblivion is an awesome RPG with a simply huge immersive environment, great graphics and incredibly realistic scenery. This game is currently one of the most testing games that you can buy and it is certainly a test of the high-end cards here. I chose to do a run-through of the Arena part of the game. I spoke to a character, did some magic whilst in a fight and fought in the arena that is pretty huge. Also as well as doing this test I took a wander around to make sure that the benchmark resembled the general gameplay with each card.

I enforced 4 x AA onto the game as both nVidia and ATI cards now support AA and HDR in Oblivion.

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The Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual's numbers seem pretty good in Oblivion. However the minimum FPS is pretty low and overall the gameplay was not smooth at all. In fact I encountered several glitches and horrible performance during gameplay periods. This may be related to a problem with Crossfire and Oblivion as the card ran fine in single GPU mode.

Command & 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. This game was played at 1920 x 1200 with no AA and only level 1 of AA selected in game.

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Although the Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual is the only card I have tested this on in this setup, I can say that I did not experience slowdown at all. Playing at this resolution and settings level is very nice although AA settings had to be reduced from the gameplay with the 8800GTS.
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Most Recent Comments

03-05-2007, 05:45:10

For an ATI card I am impressed with the performance!

I am not an ATI fan but that it pretty.

Nice review! Quote

03-05-2007, 06:05:20

Dunno about pretty

Pretty huge maybe?Quote

03-05-2007, 06:23:53

Pretty nasty point drop at high res in 3Dmark tbhQuote

03-05-2007, 06:33:18

Ye which was strange as gaming it didn't do too badly. 3DMark I always take with a pinch of salt but it is a bit disappointingQuote

03-05-2007, 08:07:45


Sapphire have said that the retail version comes with 3DMark06 and more importantly 4 DVI outputs for a 4 monitor setup.

Pretty cool.Quote

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