VGA Charts IV: AGP Graphics Cards

The Test Candidates

The test bed consists of 35 participants this time. Here, we took some of the older cards that were included in the previous VGA Charts. All candidates support DirectX 9, with the exception of the two GeForce 4 Ti models, which we include here because they are highly popular and widespread. Because they can only carry out DirectX 8 shader code, their benchmarks appear in gray in the tables.

New to the group are ATI's Radeon X800 XT PE and X800 Pro, as well as NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT and 6800. The ATI Radeon X700 and NVIDIA GeForce 6600, which were recently launched, are only available in PCI Express versions and will be included in the upcoming VGA Charts add-on that centers on PCI Express cards.

Various in-between models, such as the Radeon 9550 and the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 and 5700 LE, are geared for OEMs and are not included here. Each card maker equips these models with the most disparate clock rates, memory bus width and modules. If you are interested in these cards, you should definitely take a careful look at the cards' specs before making a purchase, so that you don't end up with a cheap version that only has a slow 64-bit memory interface and very low clockrates.

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GeForce 6800 UltraNVIDIA NV40DX 9.0c4001100256-bit16x1
GeForce 6800 GTNVIDIA NV40DX 9.0c3501000256-bit16x1
GeForce 6800NVIDIA NV40DX 9.0c325700256-bit12x1
GeForce FX 5950 UNVIDIA NV38DX 9475950256-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5900 UNVIDIA NV35DX 9450850256-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5900NVIDIA NV35DX 9400850256-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5900 XTNVIDIA NV35DX 9400700256-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5800 UNVIDIA NV30DX 95001000128-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5800NVIDIA NV30DX 9400800128-bit8x1
GeForce FX 5700 UNVIDIA NV36DX 9475900128-bit4x1
GeForce FX 5700NVIDIA NV36DX 9425550128-bit4x1
GeForce FX 5600 U (FC)NVIDIA NV31DX 9400800128-bit4x1
GeForce FX 5600NVIDIA NV31DX 9325550128-bit4x1
GeForce FX 5200 UNVIDIA NV34DX 9325650128-bit4x1
GeForce FX 5200NVIDIA NV34DX 9250400128-bit4x1
GeForce4 Ti 4600-8xNVIDIA NV25DX 8.1300650128-bit4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4200-8xNVIDIA NV28DX 8.1250514128-bit4x2
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Radeon X800 XT PEATI R420DX 9.0b5201120256-bit16x1
Radeon X800 ProATI R420DX 9.0b475900256-bit12x1
Radeon 9800 XTATI R360DX 9412730256-bit8x1
Radeon 9800 Pro 256ATI R350DX 9380700256-bit8x1
Radeon 9800 ProATI R350DX 9380680256-bit8x1
Radeon 9800ATI R350DX 9325580256-bit8x1
Radeon 9800 SEATI R350DX 9380675128-bit4x1
Radeon 9700 ProATI R300DX 9325620256-bit8x1
Radeon 9700ATI R300DX 9275540256-bit8x1
Radeon 9600 XTATI RV360DX 9500600128-bit4x1
Radeon 9600 ProATI RV350DX 9400600128-bit4x1
Radeon 9600ATI RV350DX 9325400128-bit4x1
Radeon 9600 SEATI RV350DX 932536564-bit4x1
Radeon 9500 ProATI R300DX 9275540128-bit8x1
Radeon 9500 128ATI R300DX 9275540128-bit4x1
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XGI V8 DuoV8DX 93509002x128-bit2x 8x1
XGI V5 UltraV5DX 9350700128-bit4x1
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S3 S8 256S8DX 9300300128-bit4x1