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Sapphire Radeon X1300 XT

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The new ATI Radeon X1300 XT is based on the RV530 GPU core which is used on the X1600 series. That alone should bring quite a nice performance boost. On top of that Sapphire has added GDDR3 memory and a healthy clock increase. There is no need to run an overclocking software on your system, the increased clocks are stored in the BIOS. In our testing we saw a huge performance difference to the X1300 and almost no difference to the X1600 series.

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If you take a look at the 3DMark '03 scores, for 1280x1024 2xAA 8xAF, it says the 6600gt gets 8531? Is this correct? It jsut seems a little out of place.

Other than that, great review! I think it's great the way you have such a large list to compare the other cards with.
 

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To bad you didn't have another one to test in crossfire to prove a dispute around here. Good review Wiz!
 
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3DMark05 1024x768 0xAA 0xAF, this X1300 gets a higher score than a 7950GX2...I think that's out of place. But besides that, good review.
 

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yeah the 05 scores seem whacked, with this card beating a 7950 GX2...
 

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did the FEAR numbers get mixed up?? it says 30FPS at 1280x1024 with aa and af, and only 27fps at 1024x768 no aa and no af.

seems like their reversed.
 

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also, shouldn't the pixel shaders say 4 and the ROP's be 12?? isnt ROP's pixel pipelines??
 

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the 3dmark score for the gx2 is just so low here .. must be some sort of driver bug ... i tried multiple times .. same for the fear benchmark .. i wondered myself why the numbers are the way they are ..

rop and pixel shaders are something different .. rops = 4 shaders = 12 are the correct numbers
 

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Man, that thing has balls for a "Budget" line. Looks to be just a tad slower than the X850 pro in most tests. Great review!
 

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maybe its just me, but seeing two of those with the snot clocked out of them on just modded stock coolers (eg lapped and decent thermal material used) would be good to see vs a top flight sli\crossfire setup, just to see what beast can be unlocked.