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ATI Radeon 9600 XT Review

By Vince Freeman :  October 16, 2003

Unreal Tournament 2003 Performance

Unreal Tournament 2003 includes a benchmark program that automatically tests two separate modes. One is Flyby, which takes a canned tour of the UT game world and then offers up a framerate score. The second is Botmatch, and this is a more game-oriented test than Flyby, but it also brings with it added CPU dependency. In this section, we've taken all the cards through the UT 2003 wringer and show benchmark charts for both of the game tests.

The UT 2003 Botmatch benchmark is another CPU-dependant benchmark, and like our Comanche 4 testing, it doesn't show a marked framerate difference between the Radeon 9600 XT and Radeon 9600 Pro.

The Unreal Tournament 2003 Flyby testing brings the video card to the forefront, and the Radeon 9600 XT makes use of it by almost hitting the 125 fps level. These are high-end framerates for this weight class, and prove the Radeon 9600 XT can more than handle some of today's most demanding games.

Unreal Tournament 2003 AA and AF Performance

The higher detail AA and AF settings give a bit more room for the cards to move, and the Radeon 9600 XT starts to break away from the other cards.

The Unreal Tournament 2003 Flyby AA and AF testing does quite the opposite and actually brings the cards closer together. This is where the mid-range performance of the competitors catches up, and UT 2003 enacts a heavy toll at this level.



Page 1

The ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128-MB Card

Page 2

Performance and Test System

Page 3

Quake 3 & Return to Castle Wolfenstein Performance

Page 4

Wolfenstein: ET & Comanche 4 Performance

Page 5

3DMark 2001, Code Creatures & GunMetal Performance

  • Page 6

    Unreal Tournament 2003 Performance

    Page 7

    AquaMark 3 & 3DMark 2003 Performance

    Page 8

    Benchmark Analysis, Value and Conclusion





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