ATI's New Radeon X850 and X800 Lines: A Smorgasbord of GPUsby Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on December 1, 2004 9:41 AM EST
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Half Life 2
|Half Life 2 Performance Summary|
|ATI Radeon X850 XT PE||116.1||134.2||111.3||114||84.6|
|ATI Radeon X850 XT||112.6||133.6||109.4||109.6||84.4|
|ATI Radeon X800 XT||104.9||129.2||104||106.6||83|
|ATI Radeon X800 XL||92.3||121.1||97||90.8||80.2|
|NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra||95.6||116.4||96.4||91.6||79.7|
|NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT||85.5||108.8||89.3||80.3||76.2|
|NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT||58.3||79.4||65.1||55.8||62.1|
|ATI Radeon X800||66.8||98.1||73.6||65.9||72.3|
|ATI Radeon X850 Pro||91.1||118.7||93.6||87.7||80.4|
|ATI Radeon X800 Pro||84.1||113.1||87.7||82||78.3|
For our performance graph, we took our five performance tests and averaged the scores. The results here show the top of the line NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra performing on par with the new Radeon X850 Pro and X800 XL parts. The DirectX based, shader heavy game by Valve clearly runs faster on ATI's hardware.
These numbers are in contrast to Doom 3 performance, as should be expected by now. The adoption of the Doom 3 and Source engines in other projects will continue to be of major interest over the next few months. One engine gaining broader acceptance among game developers could help tip the field in either ATI or NVIDIA's direction.