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    Leadtek WinFast A300 Ultra MyViVo Review
    By Ryan "Speedy" Wissman :  June 2, 2003

    Benchmark Analysis

    While the WinFast A300 Ultra MyViVo performed well in most standard 3D tests, the 8+ month old Radeon 9700 Pro is still able to claim the crown when Anisotropic Filtering and Anti-aliasing is turned on. In most tests, the two cards are nearly neck-and-neck with the Radeon 9700 Pro putting up an incredible fight despite its much lower core and memory clock. 3DMark 2003 remains somewhat of a conundrum, as reports of NVIDIA cheating flood the 'net, therefore we are not able to crown a clear-cut winner without investigating this matter further.

    Image Quality

    With every new line of video cards, image quality can vary noticeably, and the comparison of such is an integral part of the review process. We wanted to compare NVIDIA's new Anisotropic and Full Scene Anti-Aliasing techniques to that of the Radeon 9700 Pro, and chose Unreal Tournament 2003 as our gauge.

    The following screenshots were taken on the Inferno DM map at the same position, and were snapped at a resolution of 1024x768x32. The first two shots are of both cards rendering without any FSAA or Anisotropic filtering applied.

    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Radeon 9700 Pro

    * Please note that in all image quality screenshots, the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is shown on the left, while the Radeon 9700 Pro is on the right.

    The second pair of images shows both cards with maximum Anisotropic Filtering methods applied. For ATI this was 16X Quality, and for NVIDIA it was 8X Quality.

    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Radeon 9700 Pro

    The third set of screenshots is taken with 4X FSAA applied to both cards.

    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Radeon 9700 Pro

    Finally, the final two shots are using both 4X FSAA and 8X Anisotropic filtering techniques applied in unison.

    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Radeon 9700 Pro

    Page 1The Leadtek WinFast A300 Ultra MyViVo Card
    Page 2Performance and Test System
    Page 3Quake 3, UT 2003 and Comanche 4 Performance
    Page 4Code Creatures, 3DMark & FSAA/AF Performance
  • Page 5Benchmark Analysis and Image Quality
    Page 6Drivers, Overclocking, Value and Conclusion

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