Legit Video Card Reviews
ABIT RX600 Pro-GURU
|Date:||Fri, Feb 04, 2005 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Rich Caporali|
I will run the RX600 in normal and turbo modes to give you an idea what kind of performance you can expect with these stock settings. I do want to emphasize that every card is different, you might see better or worse results from your own O/C attempts. For comparative purposes, I included results from another PCI-E card I had, NVidia's "mainstream" card, the 6600GT. At about the same cost, I'd expect comparable performance.
I?ll be using the following system:
- RX600 Pro-GURU
- XFX 6600GT
3.6GHz P4 socket LGA 775
ABIT AG8 motherboard featuring the Intel 915 Chipset
1 GB Kingston Hyper X 4300 @ 3-4-4-8
1 80GB Hitachi SATA HDD
Antec NEOPower 480 PSU
All testing will be run at a FSB of 200 on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional with the newest drivers for each card. All tests were run twice, with the first score tossed out.
Far Cry Demo 1.3
Doom 3 Time Demo 1
3DMark05 build 110
3DMark05 Build 110
3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher. Resolution was set to 1024x768.
AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Again, resolution was set 1024x768.
Doom 3 is one of the most system taxing games available. Its popularity also makes it a great choice for system benchmarking. I like to use Time Demo 1 with resolution set to 1024x768 with detail set to high.
Another super popular FPS title. HardwareOC developed this specialized benchmarking utility that automatically runs the test twice and averages out the score. V 1.41 was used here, with a resolution of 1024x768 and detail levels set to high.
As you can see from the test results, there is nothing spectacular to be found with this card. The XFX 6600GT, a card only $25-30 more, simply obliterates the RX600 across the board, in some places more than doubling the RX600 Pro-GURU's performance.
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