Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Limited Edition

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HH Test System and Benchmarking with 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

Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 LE 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 v81.98
ATI Catalyst 5.13
DirectX 9.0c

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. 3DMark05 is a synthetic benchmark that requires a DirectX 9.0 compliant video card, with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher, to render all of the various modules that comprise the suite. To generate its final "score", 3DMark05 runs three different simulated game tests and uses each test's framerate in the final tabulation. Fillrate, Memory bandwidth, and compute performance especially all have a measurable impact on performance in this benchmark. We ran 3DMark05's default test (1,024 x 768) on all of the cards and configurations we tested, and have the overall results posted for you below.

With 3DMark05 synthetic testing, the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 LE managed the better overall score, topping the GeForce 6800 GT by 226 3DMarks.  This is a slightly wider margin that those reported with our X800XL All-In-Wonder review, which runs at the same clock speed as the X800GTO2.

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