I havent paid that much attention to what those GPUs have to offer but let me begin with an intriguing question.
(i know im making an orange to an apple comparison here, but i dont care)
Question: Why would that lowly Radeon 9550 surpass Geforce 7300 LE in term of Futuremark 3dMark 2003 benchmark points.
Here are some details abt the systems that those cards are running on.
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
DDR 266MHz (512MB)
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR2 @ 324MHz (core clock at 398MHz)
3dMark 2003 points = 3303
ATI driver version (latest, didnt check the exact number)
and the other system is
AMD Sempron (AM2) 2800+
DDR 400MHz (512MB)
NVidia GeForce 7300 LE 256MB @ 532MHz (core clock at 450MHz)
3dMark 2003 points = 2973
nVidia driver version 91.31 (slightly old)
Now, let's dont bother abt system memory CAS latency, mobos, bla bla bla. I am pretty convince that looking at the specs, the second system should at least surpass the first system in 3dmark 2003. But hey, test proved me wrong. Does anyone here has an explanation to this findings?
hahahaha.. thanks.. i'll keep an eye on those Lame and Sucky edition next time.
still cant believe it though.. i've always thought that having faster GPU ram would give better performance, but i guess it is only true when u are comparing between green apple and red apple (orange is different).