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ATI RADEON X700XT (RV410):
Part 1 - Performance.



Contents

  1. Official specifications
  2. Architecture
  3. Video cards' features
  4. Testbed configurations, benchmarks, 2D quality
  5. Synthetic tests in D3D RightMark
  6. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: FillRate Multitexturing
  7. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: Vertex Shaders
  8. Synthetic tests in 3DMark03: Pixel Shaders
  9. Test results: Quake3 ARENA
  10. Test results: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
  11. Test results: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  12. Test results: Code Creatures DEMO
  13. Test results: Unreal Tournament 2003
  14. Test results: Unreal II: The Awakening
  15. Test results: RightMark 3D
  16. Test results: TRAOD
  17. Test results: FarCry
  18. Test results: Call Of Duty
  19. Test results: HALO: Combat Evolved
  20. Test results: Half-Life2(beta)
  21. Test results: Splinter Cell
  22. Test results: DOOM III
  23. Test results: 3DMark03 Game1
  24. Test results: 3DMark03 Game2
  25. Test results: 3DMark03 Game3
  26. Test results: 3DMark03 Game4
  27. Test results: 3DMark03 MARKS
  28. Conclusions

3DMark03: Game1



The easiest modes without AA and anisotropy: approximate parity with optimizations, and the defeat of X700XT without them. A.I. activation, especially High, yields its fruit.

With enabled AA: X700XT is victorious, taking into account that 6600GT failed with .

With enabled anisotropy: X700XT managed to snatch a victory only in the High optimization mode, 6600GT is the leader in all the other cases. AF optimizations in X700 are very productive. We'll have to examine the quality.

The final heaviest mode with AA and anisotropy: the video card from ATI managed to get the yellow jersey due to , but only in case of the enabled High optimization.

Thus, on the whole:

  • RADEON X700XT versus RADEON 9800 PRO (ATHLON64 3400+) - victory
  • RADEON X700XT versus RADEON 9800 XT (ATHLON64 3400+) - victory
  • RADEON X700XT versus GeForce 6600GT - victory only with High A.I.
  • RADEON X700XT versus GeForce 6800LE (ATHLON64 3400+) - defeat
  • RADEON X700XT with the LOW OPTIMIZATION versus RADEON X700XT WITHOUT OPTIMIZATIONS - obvious effect
  • RADEON X700XT with the HIGH OPTIMIZATION versus RADEON X700XT WITHOUT OPTIMIZATIONS - it's even stronger here. We should examine the quality - what's the cost of such optimization, is it really free?

3DMark03: Game2



X700XT is defeated by 6600GT in all modes. Optimizations help, but very little.

Thus, on the whole:

  • RADEON X700XT versus RADEON 9800 PRO (ATHLON64 3400+) - victory
  • RADEON X700XT versus RADEON 9800 XT (ATHLON64 3400+) - victory
  • RADEON X700XT versus GeForce 6600GT - defeat
  • RADEON X700XT versus GeForce 6800LE (ATHLON64 3400+) - defeat
  • RADEON X700XT with the LOW OPTIMIZATION versus RADEON X700XT WITHOUT OPTIMIZATIONS - a decent gain from A.I. is demonstrated only with active anisotropy
  • RADEON X700XT with the HIGH OPTIMIZATION versus RADEON X700XT WITHOUT OPTIMIZATIONS - the same picture

Quality should be examined, though the entire scene is dark and it'll be hard to find anything.

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We express our thanks to ATI
for the video cards provided to our lab.


Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexander Medvedev (unclesam@ixbt.com)

October 5, 2004

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