Old Card versus battle - Can this be right?

Hello All,

I'm in the process of building a new system. Just started piecing it together (bought a 955BE and asus M4A79XTD EVO to start today).

Anyway, In doing my research on picking a new vid card, I was looking at benchmarks and looked up my current card and setup (athlon 64 with a 512 mb 7600Gs). The gpu scored a 239 on the passmark g3d Mark. Pretty sad i guess. Then i looked at the card I had BEFORE that...a radeon x700 Pro (256mb). The radeon scored a 260!!

Was I a dunce 2 years ago or so when i swapped the radeon for the 7600? I think i got a deal at work and figured, what the hell....its twice the memory without otherwise thinking about it.

Am I reading the charts wrong or does this make sense?
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  1. Well the GeForce 7-Series competed with the X1XXX series, so the x700 Pro should be akin to something along the lines of a 6800GT. So comparing it to the 7600GS would be like the 3870 vs the 4670, a next-gen medium vs a last-gen high-end.
    I'd say the 7600GS & x700 are about the same, however the 7600 probably supports a newer version of DirectX.
  2. The 7600gs was compareable with 6800 vanilla which was comparable to x800gt/gto which was definitely better than x700pro so I would not believe those scores.
  3. sabot00 said:
    Well the GeForce 7-Series competed with the X1XXX series, so the x700 Pro should be akin to something along the lines of a 6800GT. So comparing it to the 7600GS would be like the 3870 vs the 4670, a next-gen medium vs a last-gen high-end.
    I'd say the 7600GS & x700 are about the same, however the 7600 probably supports a newer version of DirectX.

    x700 was ATI mid range in the same generation that had geforce 6800GT high end
  4. From a little research, both cards support DirectX 9.0 (version unspecified by charts), I would expect the 7600GS to be better.
    I would expect the 7600GT to be more like the 6800GT, the technet review I found dealt with a 7600GT/GS comparison.
  5. sabot00 said:
    From a little research, both cards support DirectX 9.0 (version unspecified by charts), I would expect the 7600GS to be better.
    I would expect the 7600GT to be more like the 6800GT, the technet review I found dealt with a 7600GT/GS comparison.

    The 7600GT got great reviews on release, specially the fact that it equaled or bettered the previous generation high end cards 6800ULTRA in every thing.
  6. Thanks guys for the quick responses!
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