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But to recap briefly, the really clever bit is how ATI has managed to up the shader and texture count by per cent courtesy of a boost in transistors of just 40 per cent. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Would you buy this? You can find full technical details of the silicon gubbins that lie at the heart of the in our original Radeon HD series review. Once again, the above results outshone the Gigabyte GTX by a significant margin. We strap it into the bit-tech test system and find out how it measures up with the competition.

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Quake 3 Arena – Timedemo After claiming the single card performance crown, the X2 is proving immensely popular amongst high end enthusiasts. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. Instead, that article focused on comprehensively covering the gaming performance of no less than eleven different graphics cards across a range of games at varying resolutions. Because of its higher power consumption, the HD requires two 6-pin power connectors as opposed to the HDwhich runs off a single 6-pin power connector.

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But do we have any reservations at dh We put the Radeon HD X2 through its paces in six of today’s hottest games to find out if AMD is once again competitive at the high end. Sapphire and ATI have managed to close a significant portion of the performance gap, and they’ve done it at a price that most enthusiasts will be glad to see. Half Life 2 – Lost Coast Benchmark Congrats to ATI and we can’t wait to see what happens next.


This should make it easier to set up a CrossfireX configuration with two or more cards in the one machine. Featuring an improved design with decoupling capacitors to reduce signal noise, [10] altered ASIC power distribution and re-timed the whole GPU chip, which resulted in a slight increase in die size but overall much better stability at high clock rates and a higher default clock. Instead, the company focused its efforts on getting ahead of Intel before it blitzes the market with Larrabee — something that various Nvidia execs have referred to as a PowerPoint slide.

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In our Half-Life 2 performance test, the HD averaged a frame rate of This item displays the gray apple radeno boot-screen normally. All in all, that’s some very nifty specifications for the asking price. GeForce GT Desktop. Running at the popular 1, x 1, widescreen resolution and all the options set to maximum but without anti-aliasing enabledthe cranks out 21fps on average.

More refinements More refinements Meanwhile, in the game F. Would you buy this?

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Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Iris Pro Graphics In the UK, we all seem to favour the underdog — I’m not quite sure why, but I guess we always enjoy a good hs. Editor’s Choice The card’s performance is groundbreaking for its price. It’s almost the same experience for around half the price, in other words.


When we ran the game Crysis, we received an average frame rate of Radeon R9 MX Crossfire. Still, it is unclear if this value represents the chip alone or the entire MXM board including the memory which we estimate would contribute about 5 Watts.

Fudzilla Recommended Sapphire’s HD is one impressive card. The Radeon HD The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems.

Cons It’s hot and agi in a good way. What’s more, if you’re late to that game, there’s very little return for that investment — this lead to the decision to focus on the all-important ‘performance mainstream’ price points and then scale performance up to the high-end with multiple GPUs. Let’s take a look at what Sapphire puts in the package for us to get the most out of our purchase.