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    ATI Radeon 9800 XT with OverDrive Benchmarked
    By Vince Freeman :  October 30, 2003

    3DMark 2001SE Pro 32-bit Performance

    MadOnion's 3DMark 2001SE Pro is a popular 3D benchmark tool, and one that many gamers use to compare performance results. This test uses a wide range of game and feature tests, and demonstrates overall DirectX 8 performance levels quite nicely. All benchmark testing was performed in 32-bit mode, and used pure hardware DirectX support.

    The 3DMark 2001SE Pro benchmark scores are consistent with previous game tests, and show the Radeon 9800 XT nicely out in front of the other ATI cards, while the addition of OD technology provides a small boost to the overall framerates. The change in resolutions also doesn't give any relative advantage to the Radeon 9800 XT OD, which really isn't surprising given that 3DMark 2001SE Pro is a DirectX 8 benchmark and may not really push these top-end cards to their limit.

    3DMark 2001SE Pro 32-bit AA and AF Performance

    The 3DMark 2001SE Pro AA and AF performance scores are virtually the same as the standard ones, although the relative performance gap does increase for the Radeon 9800 XT OD. Still, we're talking only a slight jump, and even at 4X AA and 8X AF settings, the OverDrive feature pays off only modestly.

    Code Creatures Performance

    Code Creatures is a synthetic 3D benchmark that provides us with yet another angle in any 3D video performance comparison. This is a high-end 3D benchmark that also requires DirectX 8 hardware, and along with 3DMark 2001SE, is a good barometer for potential DirectX 8 game performance.

    The first chart outlines the Total score produced by the Code Creatures benchmark, and shows the Radeon 9800 XT OD at the top of the performance list. Once again, this is a case of the Radeon 9800 XT being nicely ahead of the Radeon 9800 Pro, and the OverDrive feature giving the card a little boost.

    This trend is exemplified by the next chart, where we add in 4X AA and 8X AF details to the Code Creature test. There is no question the Radeon 9800 XT rules the roost in this area, and that the Radeon 9800 XT OD scores are once again just ahead of the standard testing.

    Page 1 The ATI Radeon 9800 XT with OverDrive
    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 2001SE Pro & Code Creatures Performance
    Page 6 Unreal Tournament 2003 Performance
    Page 7 3DMark 2003 & GunMetal Performance
    Page 8 AquaMark 3 Performance, Analysis and Conclusion

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