ATI All-In-Wonder X800XL

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HH Test System, Image Quality & 3DMark05

HotHardware's Test System
Not all are created equal...

AMD Athlon 64 3700+
(2.2GHz) San Diego

(NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI)

2x512MB PQI3200-1024DBU
CL 2-2-2-5

ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XL 256MB

ATI Radeon X800 Turbo 256MB
NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT

On-board Ethernet
On-board Audio

Western Digital 80GB Hard Drive
7200 RPM IDE

Windows XP Pro SP2
nForce 4 Drivers v78.01
ATI Catalyst 5.10
DirectX 9.0c

Image Quality with F.E.A.R.
Image Quality Analysis

Before we get started with our benchmarking segment, we ran a series of image quality samples to compare the All-In-Wonder X800 XL to its closest gaming competitor, the GeForce 6800GT.  With each card we took screen captures with no Antialiasing or Anisotropic Filtering enabled, then with 4X AA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled and lastly with both sets of drivers set to their respective maximum settings.  All image settings in game were set to their maximum levels.

ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XL

No AA/Antialiasing

4X AA/8X Antialiasing

6X AA/16X Antialiasing

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

No AA/Antialiasing

4X AA/8X Antialiasing

8XS AA/16X Antialiasing

When we compare 4X AA/8X Aniso to the maximum settings with each card, it is difficult to see the difference, with only a slight increase in detail noted.  When we compare the two sets of images, the differences between each card was imperceptible, with both being on the same level throughout these examples.

Performance Comparisons With 3DMark05
Futuremark's Latest - The Jury is Still Out...

3DMark05 is the latest installment in a long line of synthetic 3D graphics benchmarks, dating back to late 1998.  3DMark99 came out in October of 1998 and was followed by the very popular DirectX 7 benchmark, 3DMark2000, roughly two years later.  The DirectX 8.1-compliant 3DMark2001 was released shortly thereafter, and it too was a very popular tool used by many hardcore gamers.  3DMark03, however, wasn't quite as well received thanks in no small part to the disapproval of graphics giant NVIDIA.  With 3DMark05, though, Futuremark hopes to win back some of its audience with a very advanced DirectX 9 benchmarking tool.  We ran 3DMark05's default test (1,024 x 768) on all of the cards we tested and have the overall results for you posted below...

Of the three cards, the All-In-Wonder X800 XL produced the best score, topping the GeForce 6800GT by roughly 170 3DMarks.  The Radeon X800 Turbo fell to the X800 XL by 500 3DMarks while trailing the 6800GT by 336.

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