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Friday, 15 June 2007 10:14

Power Color X1950PRO AGP - 3. Testing and 3DMarks

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Still the best ATI AGP card

 


Testing

We’ve recently tested two HIS’ AGP cards, Radeon X1950PRO IceQ Turbo and Radeon 1650XT, and we compared the results to today’s X1950PRO card. We tested it in Vista, so XP users can expect the same, if not slightly better results in their systems.

HIS X1950PRO card has 512MB of memory running at 1540MHz, and has a faster core running at 590MHz. Considering that it is quicker and has double the memory, it is likely to get better results. The price difference between these two is about €30. In Europe you can buy Power Color 1950PRO for €160 while HIS card is €190. Radeon X1650XT is much cheaper and you can find it for as low as €100.

 

3DMarks

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

11502

89.5

70.6

79.0

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

14778

121.9

92.1

98.3

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

13907

113.8

86.5

91.8

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Test

CPU Score 

CPU Test 1

CPU Test 2

 

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

1074

114.9

19.9

 

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

1094

116.9

20.3

 

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

1091

116.1

20.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Vertex Shader

Pixel Shader 2.0

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

2022.1

4549.5

53.5

74.4

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

4200.6

6830.3

55.5

158.8

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

3431.9

6644.2

53.0

126.0


Power color scored 13907 marks which is 871 marks less than HIS X1950PRO which scored 14778 marks. We see that the difference is not that impressive, but a faster core and memory on HIS card still do the trick. HIS card is 6% faster than Power Color X1950PRO card.

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

3DMark 05

Game1

Game2

Game3

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

7215

32.1

21.4

35.0

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

9065

36.8

26.0

49.8

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

8654

36.4

24.9

45.8

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Test

CPU Score 

CPU Test 1

CPU Test 2

 

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

6477

4.0

4.7

 

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

6573

4.0

4.8

 

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

6524

4.0

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Pixel Shader

VS/VS
complex

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

2238.7

4587.5

198.9

80.4/56.2

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

4718.1

6905.0

333.8

133.3/55.8

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

3996.8

6875.1

295.1

82.4/54.4


The gap between the two X1950PRO cards narrowed to 4.7% in 3dMark 05. Power Color scored 8654 marks, while HIS scored 9065. Radeon X1650XT didn’t score badly either, we see 7215 marks. The widest gap made by HIS X1950PRO with 512MB memory was in Vertex Simple Shader test, thanks to a double amount of faster memory than Power Color card.

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 06

3DMark 06

 

 

 

HIS X1650XT IceQ Turbo 600/1460 MHz

3008

 

 

 

HIS X1950PRO IceQ Turbo 590/1540 MHz

4302

 

 

 

Power Color X1950PRO 573/1376 MHz

3984

 

 

 

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