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Reviewed by: Bryan Pizzuti [03.09.03]
Edited by: Carl Nelson

Card manufacturer: Powercolor
GPU Manufacturer: ATI

MSRP: $370
Street: $240-290

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Synthetic Benchmarks

DirectX8 - 3DMark2001SE

3DMark2001SE is still going strong, despite the release of 3DMark03.  We're going to use it to test DirectX8 performance here, and have a look at fill rates and DX8 shader performance.  All tests were run at default settings, using 1024x768x32 resolution.

 You can have a look at the full results and compare them with your own by clicking on these links:

As you can see, the RADEON leads this test comfortably, especially when it comes to shaders. 

Also note the results form the fillrate test though.  Obviously the RADEON wins both, but you can see the results of it's 8x1 pipeline architecture.  The TI4200 has a 4 pipeline architecture with 2 texture units per pipe, and therefore has an advantage in multitexturing, bringing it closer to the RADEON in that test. However in single texturing modes, the RADEON's 8 pixel pipelines give it a supreme advantage over cards with fewer pixel pipelines, whose extra texture units on each pipe sit useless.

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