The new mainstream Radeon: The 9000 series

Test Setup

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ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 2,2 GHz (100 MHz)
Memory2 x 256 MB, PC 266, CL2
MotherboardMSI 845G Max
Drivers & Software
Graphics DriverNVIDIA - v29.42ATI - v6.13.10.6094Matrox - v1.00.25
DirectX Version8.1
OSWindows XP Professional
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.17Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
Star WarsRetail Version v1.02
Jedi Knight IIBenchmark using 'jk2ffa'
Max PayneRetail Version v1.05Benchmark using 'Shooting Alex'
GiantsRetail Version v1.04
AquanoxRetail Version v1.17
Dungeon SiegeRetail Version v1.00
Comanche 4Benchmark Demo V
3D Mark 2001 SEPro Version, Build 330

It was pretty clear that the driver of the Radeon 9000 PRO test sample was still in the beta stages, which was rather surprising, considering the imminent product launch. At the time of the test, the driver could only be used with the Radeon 9000. For testing the Radeon 7500 and Radeon 8500, we used the latest official Catalyst driver. NVIDIA's test cards were tested with the reference driver v29.42 and the Xabre was tested with v3.00.53.