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Tuesday, 03 July 2007 11:23

GeCube HD 2900XT beats 8800GTS 640MB - 3.Testing and 3Dmarks

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Good bang for your buck

 

Testing

ATI Radeon HD 2900XT is almost two months old and you can buy it for €340. The price is about €40 cheaper than the cheapest GeForce 8800GTS card, but Radeon HD 2900XT is €100 cheaper than 8800GTX card.

Our guest today, GeCube Radeon HD 2900XT runs at 743MHz core speed and 1656MHz memory speed. For testing we used the same scenario as for the first HD2900XT we tested in our lab – Power Color HD 2900XT.

We’ll soon refresh the table with Vista results, but today we’re still using good old Windows XP. The new drivers are also out, so two generations have changed. For now, the drivers are Catalyst 7.6 dating from June. We were (un)lucky to witness the new drivers just upon completion of this test so we had to do the whole thing once again. We left the results of first testing so you can see the difference in performance between the old and the new drivers.


3DMarks 

   

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz

37259

298.9

239.8

249.4

ATI X1950XTX 650/200 MHz

22799

176.2

126.9

142.4

Leadtek WinFast PX8800GTS 640MB

32253

269.1

202.4

190.1

NVIDIA 8800GTX 575/1800 MHz

39904

350.9

258.7

227.4

Zotac 8800GTX 630/2000 MHz

41775

371.8

270.0

239.2

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Vertex Shader

Pixel Shader 2.0

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz

7611.4

11365.4

202.4

371.5

ATI X1950XTX 650/200 MHz

5346.5

10005.9

78.1

241.6

Leadtek WinFast PX8800GTS 640MB

5098.1

11878.9

102.6

483.9

NVIDIA 8800GTX 575/1800 MHz

6855.4

17652.4

127.7

643.9

Zotac 8800GTX 630/2000 MHz

7387.9

19013.4

133.5

643.9

 

 

 

 

 


In 3DMark03 test, GeCube Radeon HD 2900XT is closer to 8800GTX card than 8800GTS one. We see it’s much better than Radeon X1950XTX, it scored 14612 marks more – it equals 63% more power. HD 2900XT is 5158 marks better than GeForce 8800GTS, but it loses to GeForce 8800 GTX by about 3000 marks.

   

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

PowerColor HD 2900XT 742/1650 MHz driver 8.364

37411

302.9

240.9

250.5

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz Catalyst 7.5

37208

297.2

239.4

249.1

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz Catalyst 7.6

37259

298.9

239.8

249.4


 

 

 

 


The first column features results from April when we tested it with the unofficial driver version 8.364. 3DMark03 is still the only test that yearns for the old drivers. The new Catalyst 7.6 version is a bit better than Catalyst 7.5.

   

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

3DMark 05

Game1

Game2

Game3

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz

18211

65.0

51.0

116.6

ATI X1950XTX 650/200 MHz

13152

59.3

35.8

68.5

Leadtek WinFast PX8800GTS 640MB

15819

63.3

47.3

84.6

NVIDIA 8800GTX 575/1800 MHz

17147

63.7

49.7

102.0

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Pixel Shader

VS/VS
complex

GeCube HD 2900XT 743/1652 MHz

7922.0

11755.5

556.2

261.0/193.3

ATI X1950XTX 650/200 MHz

5890.6

9644.0

454.8

152.7/62.0

Leadtek WinFast PX8800GTS 640MB

5149.7

11888.6

408.9

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