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Radeon X1900XTX à la Diamond Multimedia and Viking

Test Setup & Performance

We tested at resolutions of 1024x768 (CRT monitors and older LCDs), 1280x1024 (17" and 19" flat panels) and 1600x1200 (20"+ displays). At a 1024x768 resolution, we tested without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering and 4x AA and 8x AF settings. The other resolutions we did with these features enabled.

The highest-end GeForce 7950 GX2 and Quad-SLI cards only make sense for resolutions of 2048x1536 or 2560x1600. This requires large-size LCDs and kick-butt systems.

Nvidia Single Graphics and SLI, ATI Single Graphics Setup
CPUAMD Athlon 64 FX-60, 2.6 GHz
System Interface1 GHz HT-Link
MotherboardAsus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
ChipsetNvidia nForce4
MemoryMushkin 2x1024 MB PC3200, CL2.0-2-3-2
Hard DriveWestern Digital Raptor WD1500, 150 GB, Serial ATA, 10,000 RPM
DVDGigabyte GO-D1600C
LANMarvell
AudioRealtek AC97
Power SupplySilverstone SST-ST56ZF, 560 W
ATI Crossfire Setup
CPUAMD Athlon 64 FX-60, 2.6 GHz
System Interface1 GHz HT Link
MotherboardATI Reference Board
ChipsetATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 (RD580)
MemoryMushkin 2x 1024 MB, PC3200, CL2.0-2-3-2
LANMarvell
AudioAC97
AGP Graphics Cards
CPUAMD Athlon 64 FX-60, 2.6 GHz
System Interface1 GHz HT-Link
MotherboardAsus AV8 Deluxe
ChipsetVIA K8T800 Pro
MemoryMushkin 2x 1024 MB, PC3200, CL2.0-2-3-2
ChipsetMarvell
AudioRealtek AC97
Drivers & Setup
GraphicsATI Catalyst 6.6Nvidia Forceware 91.31
OSWindows XP Professional, SP2
DirectXVersion 9.0c
Chipset SoftwareNvidia Nforce4 6.86AGP VIA Hyperion Pro V509A