VGA Charts VIII: PCI Express Winter 2005

3D Performance Improvements Through Upgrades

This table lets you see the performance improvements you can expect from a graphics card upgrade. On the left you can select your current card. Then pick the card you would consider upgrading to on the right. The performance increase (or loss, as the case may be) is then displayed where the two bars intersect. The numbers represent percentage points.

Note that graphics cards manufacturers who use ATI chips are lagging behind. Although THG received reference boards of the new ATI X1000 series, real world products with game bundles and accessories are only being shipped in limited quantities. We wonder if ATI will be able to ramp up shipments to meet customer demands before Xmas. We will test them as soon as they are available.