HIS Radeon X850 XT and Radeon X800 XL - IceQ II Turbo

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Test Setup And Halo


We configured an i925XE Pentium 4 based system with the help of an Asus P5AD2-E motherboard and some Corsair XMS2 DDR2 DRAM.  Take note of the system specs below for relative performance comparisons.

The HotHardware Test System
Intel Pentium 4 560 3.6GHz - LGA775

i925XE Motherboard
2x512MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 533 PC2-4300

CL 3, 3, 3, 8


NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

On-board 10/100 Ethernet
On-board Audio
WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA
Windows XP Pro SP2

ATi Catalyst 5.2
NVIDIA Forceware v71.84
DirectX 9.0c
Benchmarks With Halo
Halo - All Patched & Ready To Go!

No additional patches or tweaks are needed to benchmark with Halo, as Gearbox has included all of the necessary information in its readme file. The Halo benchmark runs through four of the cut-scenes from the game, after which the average frame rate is recorded. We patched the game using the v1.06 patch and ran this benchmark twice, once at 1,024 x 768 and then again at 1,600 x 1,200. Antialiasing doesn't work properly with Halo, so all of the tests below were run with antialiasing disabled.



The HIS X850 XT seems to be the overall strongest of the contenders in our Halo test, while the 6800 Ultra and GT seem to have the most efficient drivers.  At the lower resolution, the GF 6800 Ultra is slightly in the lead but turn up the resolution and fill-rate demands and the HIS X850 XT pulls ahead.  The HIS X800 XL brings up the rear at both high and mid range resolutions however, with a 10% to 15% performance shortfall versus its closest competitor.

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