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ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon X800 XT Review

By Vince Freeman :  July 29, 2005

Unreal Tournament 2004 Performance

Unreal Tournament 2004 is an upgraded version of the popular UT series, and also includes support for Botchmatch demos. This is the next step for Unreal Tournament graphics and performance, and is another serious test for current video cards. For this benchmark, we've used the UMark GUI interface with the following settings: Colossus map, 12 players and High Image Quality graphics.

The Unreal Tournament 2004 Botmatch benchmark scores are pretty well a dead heat at 1280x1024, and we see the AiW Radeon X800 XT posting results in line with the standard Radeon X800 XT, and the other high-end cards. At 1600x1200, the GeForce 6800 Ultra does take a slim lead, but even so, the fastest All-in-Wonder card manages to keep up quite well. This helps illustrate the key element to the AiW Radeon X800 XT 256-MB strategy, as there does not seem to be any performance concessions present in going with an All-in-Wonder format.

Unreal Tournament 2004 AA and AF Performance

The Unreal Tournament 2004 results don't shift that much once 4X AA/8X AF detail options are included in the mix, but we do notice the GeForce 6800-based cards dropping back slightly. The AiW Radeon X800 XT posts some very impressive scores, and manages to put some space between it and the GeForce 6800 GT, especially at 1600x1200.

FarCry Performance

FarCry is a hot new first-person shooter that takes in-game graphics to the next level, although in a different direction than DOOM 3. Instead of darkness and confined spaces, FarCry places you outdoors, on bright sandy beaches, jungles or even on the water itself. This game gives our video cards a different kind of a stress test, and rest assured that FarCry ranks up there with the very toughest 3D game benchmarks. For this test, we are using the full retail version, and the include in-game demo.

FarCry combines the old-school performance requirements of Quake 3 with the high-end features and 3D options of the latest DirectX 9 games, making it a superb test of hotrod video cards. In this case, we see the ATI cards with a small lead over the NVIDIA boards, with the AiW Radeon X800 XT taking its usual spot right in line with the basic Radeon X800 XT. The latest AiW cards also moves past the GeForce 6800 Ultra, and easily powers by the GeForce 6800 Ultra.

FarCry AA and AF Performance

It is much the same story with the 4X AA and 8X AF detail settings, and the overall rankings still favor the ATI contingent. The only real difference is the greater advantage the Radeon X800 XT-based cards hold on the GeForce 6800 GT and Ultra, as the performance levels of the NVIDIA duo have dropped quite noticeably.

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The ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon X800 XT 256-MB Card

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The TV Tuner, A/V Inputs, and Real World Usage

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Performance and Test System

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Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament 2003 Performance

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    Unreal Tournament 2004 and FarCry Performance

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    DOOM 3 and Half-Life 2 Performance

    Page 7

    3DMark 2005 Standard & Feature Performance

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    Benchmark Analysis, Value and Conclusion

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