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PowerMagic ATI Radeon 7500 in the test: The old middle class re-drilled

PowerMagic ATI Radeon 7500 in the test: The old middle class re-drilled

Test system

The test system was an AMD Athlon C with 1333MHz and 266MHz FSB on the recently tested Legend QDI KinetiZ 7E-A used. We used Windows XP Professional as the operating system. We left the integrated VIA 4in1 driver and DirectX 8.1 unchanged to ensure comparability with the results of the other graphics cards. More and more gamers are using Windows 2000 and now also the successor, so we consciously use Windows XP for the tests. In my opinion, the advantages of Windows XP outweigh Windows 98 so much that there is actually no reason not to rely on this OS when playing games, even if you may lose a few frames. Of course, this decision always depends on the hardware that is available. All Nvidia graphics cards have been tested with the official Detonator version 21.83. The graphics cards were checked for their clock rate and tested with the rate at which they were delivered. The Radeon 7500 was equipped with the last available driver for Windows XP in version 6.13.3276.

Benchmarks

So that the result of the Benchmarks covering both current and future game engines, both DirectX 7 and DirectX 8 based benchmarks were used. Both OpenGL and Direct3D were taken into account. In addition to practical benchmarks, synthetic benchmarks such as 3DMarks were also used. Since there is nothing to complain about in the 2D performance of today's graphics cards, because they all provide sufficient performance here, we have dispensed with such tests.

  • DirectX 7.0
    • 3DMark 2000 1.1 (benchmark)
    • VillageMark (benchmark)
  • DirectX 8.0
    • 3DMark 2001 (benchmark)
    • Aquanox Aquamark 2.1 (Action Game)
  • OpenGL
    • Vulpine GL Mark 2001 1.1 (Benchmark)
    • GL Excess 1.1 (Benchmark )
    • Quake 3 Arena 1.17 (first person shooter)

On the next page: 3DMark2000