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ATi's All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro
When You've Got To Have It All

By: Dave Atlavilla
June 9, 2003

 

 

With each new 3D Graphics Card launch, we like to give readers a taste of leading edge game play, with some of the most current titles out on the market.  So, we fired up 4X AA and 8X Aniso Filtering with our new All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro and proceeded to jack into the worlds of "Morrowind" and "Enter The Matrix".

Eye Candy - In Game Footage
Morrowwind and Enter The Matrix

Bethesda Softworks - Morrowind
(Bundled in with this card)

 

ATi bundles in Morrowind with the All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro.  Gamers will really enjoy this new role playing adventure series.  Its landscapes and texture rich environments are colorful, lush and complex.  Also, even at high 1280X960 resolutions with 4X AA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled, the game remains smooth and fluid on the All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro.

 

Infogrames - Enter The Matrix

   

Although Enter The Matrix is NOT a bundled title with the All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro, we thought it would be nice to show you high res, high IQ action gaming at its best in this new first person shooter.  Actually, you can play in first and third person mode but with all of the cool Martial Arts havoc your character can wield, we're pretty sure you'll opt for third person mode as we did.  Once again, when the resolution and image quality is cranked high, the new All-In-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro handles the Matrix like they say in the movie, "right as rain".

Benchmarks anyone?

HotHardware Test Systems
Pentium 4 Canterwood Infused


Our test system was based on a common Motherboard and CPU configuration, with three different Graphics Cards involved at various points in testing.  We ran the All In Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro side by side with a GeForce FX 5900 Ultra and in a few of our tests, added a 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro to the mix.  Since performance of an All In Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro will be virtually identical to a standard Radeon 9800 Pro, we felt it was a more relative metric to also include ATi's top Enthusiast Gaming card, which is the 256MB variant. 

 

 

ATI All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB
Catalyst Drivers Version 3.4

 

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

Detonator FX 44.03 Drivers

 

Pentium 4 3GHz - 800MHz FSB

Abit IC7-G Canterwood Motherboard
512MB PC3500 Kingston HyperX DDR DRAM

120GB Seagate Barracuda V SATA Hard Disk

Windows XP Pro SP-1

DirectX 9.0a

 


 

Unfortunately, this may be the last time you see 3DMark scores here at HotHardware.com, at least until NVIDIA and FutureMark get the mess they created sorted out.  There is no shortage of opinions on the topic these days, so we won't bore you with another editorial before we serve up the benchmark scores.  We're only going to provide scores for 3DMark 2001 SE (version 330) in this article and frankly we're not all that convinced that the scores with this test are all that valid as well.
 

3DMark 2001 SE Version 330
Direct X Benchmarking

 

 

Both the AIW Radeon 9800 Pro and the GFFX 5900 Ultra are neck and neck here,  without AA enabled.  In fact, the AIW R9800 Pro bests the NVIDIA card by a hair.  However, with 4X AA enabled, NVIDIA's fill rate advantage takes over a bit and pulls ahead of the All In Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro.  We'll talk more about the GFFX 5900's AA performance, in the pages ahead.  There's more to the story than just raw numbers.  Let's move out for now.

Quake 3 Arena and Serious Sam

Tags:  ATI, Radeon, 980, pro

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