Leadtek Winfast PX6200 TC TDH 256MB

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HH Test System, Benchmarking with FFXI and 3DMark05

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

Socket T - Pentium 4 530 (3GHz)
ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe Motherboard
I915G Chipset

Kingston HyperX PC-3500 DDR1 - 512MB(2x256)

Leadtek Winfast PX6200 TC TDH 256MB

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900

On-Board 10/100/1000 Ethernet
On-Board Audio
WD 120GB Hard Drive

NVIDIA ForceWare 71.89
Windows XP Pro SP

Performances Comparisons With Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 3
A Classic Console Franchise On The PC

Final Fantasy XI
The Final Fantasy franchise is well known to console gamers, but Squaresoft has since made the jump to the PC with a MMORPG version of this classic. The Final Fantasy XI benchmark 3 runs through multiple scenes from the game and displays a final score every time a full cycle of the demo is completed. Although the demo is meant the check an entire system's readiness to play the game, the number of frames rendered scales when different video cards are used. Lower scores indicate some frames were dropped to complete the demo in the allotted time. The scores below were taken with the demo set to its "High Resolution" option (1024x768), with anti-aliasing disabled.

The Leadtek PX6200 TC TDH 256MB card offered significant gains over the integrated video of the 915G chipset.  In Final Fantasy, we saw an increase of almost 1200 points, a major improvement.


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.  3DMark05 is a fairly 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...

3DMark05 really benefited from the added TurboCache driven video card.  Running at a paltry 323 3DMarks with integrated graphics, that score almost quadrupled, tacking on an additional 911 3DMarks.

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