Radeon X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory

HH Test Bed, Final Fantasy & 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 PC3500 DDR-512MB
ATI X300 SE HyperMemory 128
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache 128
On-Board 10/100/1000 Ethernet
On-Board Audio
WD 80GB Hard Drive
Windows XP Pro SP2
ATi Catalyst 5.4

NVIDIA ForceWare 71.89

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.

Final Fantasy performance was actually decent for both of these value-class cards.  The GeForce 6200 took the top spot with a 363 point lead over ATI's X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory model.


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.  With 3DMark05, though, Futuremark positions the benchmark as 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.

3DMark05 leaned heavily in favor of the TurboCache ready 6200.  Here the margin was 437 3DMarks, a difference of 60%.

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