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Product : Radeon 9800 Atlantis
Company : Sapphire
Author : Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Editor : Eric 'Ichneumon' Amidon
Date : September 14th, 2003

Test Setup

During the benchmarks, all the in-game settings were set to their highest possible unless I note otherwise. The ATI Direct3D and OpenGL control panels had the "Texture Preferences" and "Mipmap Detail Level" set to "High Quality". Truform and VSync were both forced off.

In the Advanced Smartgart tab (Start -> Run -> smartgart), Read and Write in both the PCI and AGP sections were shown as On, and in the basic Smartgart tab "Current AGP Speed" was "8x", and "Fast Write" status was On.

These settings applied to both the 9800 and the 9700 Pro which I used as a comparison point.

No components in the test system were overclocked.

Sound was enabled for all benchmarks and set to the highest available quality.

ATI Control Panel Settings
  OpenGL Direct3D
Anti-Aliasing Application Preference
Application Preference
Anisotropic Filtering Application Preference
Quality 8x
Application Preference
Quality 8x
Texture Preference High Quality High Quality
Mipmap Detail Level High Quality High Quality
Wait for Vertical Sync Always Off Always Off
Truform Always Off Always Off

Test System Specs
VideocardsSapphire 9800 Atlantis
Sapphire 9700 Atlantis Pro
Video DriversCatalyst 3.6
ProcessorAMD Athlon XP 2700+
MotherboardABit NF7-S 2.0
(BIOS rev 17)
Memory512MB Samsung PC2700 CAS2.5
(2x256MB Dual Channel)
Hard DriveSeagate Barracuda IV 60GB x2 (RAID0)
SoundHercules Game Theater XP 7.1
Operating SystemWindows XP SP1a w/ DirectX9b

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