Actually, only the clock speeds differ. As what ATI is doing today is pretty remarkable. With the new cooler, new PCB layout, and tweaked silicon, ATI says the XT is more overclockable than its forerunner, although we haven’t had the card long enough to test that theory just yet. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Image quality is subjective, of course, so it is not as easy to draw conclusions based on image quality as it is to compare two frame rates. In general, this benchmark works more or less well on these drivers. The end result is that statistics derived from common benchmarks can no longer be considered a perfect indicator of graphic performance.

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ATI’s Radeon 9800 XT graphics card

How do you feel about technology’s place in the world? The XT’s front heatsink fan assembly quite obviously features a considerably oversized fan, at least in relation to previous ATI cards. In terms of raw performance, in the benchmark suites that we used, the XT mostly takes top honors when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are enabled. The variety of 3D-intensive applications that a typical user conceivably could run is huge — and the performance characteristics of graphics hardware for different applications can vary dramatically.

This includes running them at high ambient temperatures well in excess of what is typically encountered in a PC case. These two products now crown their own niches: So to benchmark the current generation of graphics cards, it is important to use current software that can actually push these cards to their limits. With its impressive performance — and its sleek, high-quality design — we are obliged to jump on the industry bandwagon and give the Radeon XT the highest marks.


aati Sign up for free! Deepin Builds a Better Linux Desktop. Look for more information in our September’s 3Digest. Its large size means it can actually shift a high volume of air, which means it doesn’t need to spin as fast as smaller fans for the cooling system to work well. The cooler differs much from earlier used solutions.

Actually, they are nothing but overclocked versions of the previous chips and cards.

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Oracle’s Customer Transition Challenge. It’s the first time the Mbit chips are packed in BGA. Actually, only the clock speeds differ.

Texture units rafeon pixel pipeline. We should also mention that although Overdrive could be considered “safe” overclocking, as it won’t clock higher than its prespecified maximum temperature, the speeds at which that temperature will be reached will vary from raeon to chip, so the maximum clock rates achieved also will vary, much like normal overclocking. The Year of Fighting for Positive Change. That is why the R XT easily wins.

The ATI 16x Quality showed sharper images due to the 16th degree but on some surfaces the filtering quality reduced.

When it’s rotating slowly, the fan is nearly silent. I hope the emulated NV38 won’t differ much from the real one, and we won’t have to retest the cards. The end result is that 9800xxt derived from common benchmarks can no longer be considered a perfect indicator of graphic performance. The XT does get very warm during operation, so for those with poor air circulation inside their cases, it is advisable to keep an eye on case temperatures.



What Is Your Company’s Story? Again, heat pads are used to radeom the heat from the chips to the spreader. With the tweaks, the Radeon XT has reached new highs: A well-executed content marketing strategy can help attract targeted traffic to your website. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Before discussing the results of our experience with the new ATI Radeon XT graphics card, it is important to mention a few points up front. Drivers on the ATI side have been improving steadily over the years, and although they still have their share of issues, ATI’s driver-development team has made huge strides with the improvement of the Catalyst series of drivers.

In these simple, theoretical measures, it’s a tight race. The performance of the series has been good in most cases, but the raceon have faltered in Pixel Shader 2 performance — one of the latest graphics-smoothing technologies — which has raised some eyebrows around the industry.