ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

ATI has announced that its flagship next-generation card, the RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition, has set a world record score of 15,738 in 3DMark2003. This remarkable feat means that ATI have surpassed nVidia's 12K+ score, claimed to have been achieved using a GeForce 6800 Ultra, a score which was not replicated by hardware web sites.

A score of that magnitude not only means that ATI claim the 3DMark world record but that they have also built-up a significant lead from their rivals since 3K+ 3DMark points now separate them, an even bigger lead if the average score of 11,600 is accepted as the GF 6800s final yield.

Until now it was accepted by many that ATI would win at real-world gaming tests while nVidia would, in an ironic twist, hang on to 3DMark supremacy, this announcement casts some significant doubt over nVidia's ability to bounce back, even though it is expected that a GF 6800 Ultra Extreme board (450 MHz core clock, 1100 MHz GDDR3, 16 pixel pipelines, USD 599) will be announced shortly.

The system used by ATI to achieve this score was highly overclocked so it remains for us to see how the retail version of the card will compete with nVidia's flagship offering, provided one is announced. It is unlikely however, that the X800 XT Platinum Edition will disappoint, considering such impressive results and the fact that nVidia has already used up its 16 pipeline ace.

So at the System Builder Summit in Barcelona ATI claim to have achieved a new world record score of 15,738 using Futuremark's 3DMark03 graphics benchmark, easily breaking the previous, official score of 10,008, which was also set using ATI graphics technology.

The record score of 15,738 in 3DMark03 was set using the default screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels with 32-bit color depth, as required by Futuremark for eligibility in Futuremark's Hall of Fame. A record score of 33,484 was also set in Futuremark's popular 3DMark2001 benchmark at the same resolution.

Scores in UT2004 (147 fps) and Tomb Raider (76 fps) were posted using the most demanding image quality settings commonly used by the gaming community: 1600x1200 pixels with 32-bit color depth using 4X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering.

All applications were run on a system featuring an overclocked RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition running at 715 MHz engine clocks and 639 MHz memory clocks, an overclocked Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 1 GB of DDR SDRAM, a 40 GB IDE hard drive, proprietary cooling technology, and CATALYST drivers that conform to the Futuremark specification for posting Hall of Fame benchmark scores.

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ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

As any of the companys will go down think about it.hu help the companys that comes behind and give breaking new things to chipset and so on.they actuly live of the competition on the market.If nvidia gets behind they give them new stuff that non companys ever had a chance to make.Nvidia and ATI wil be here a long while.no one will go down as long IBM is aroundthey are to much upfront by the new ram types that will not come the next 3-4 yesrsplease this war will be a long war and noone will ever win

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

"Then why do you see Nvidia logo in games so much , smartass?"The question should be, "Why do you see nVIDIA logo in many great games made by the biggest gaming companies so much?" Because it's better. nVIDIA has games like Unreal series, Splinter Cell series, Doom 3, Painkiller, FarCry, Unreal 3, Call of Duty, LOTR: Battle of the Middle Earth, etc etc. Unlike ATi who can only get crappy games. Most of ATi supported games didn't even get exclusive reviews on popular gaming sites. Their best game is Half-Life 2. Uh wait a minute, it doesen't exist! If ATi is overall better than nVIDIA, don't you think gaming companies prefer ATi over nVIDIA? But the fact is, no. They prefer nVIDIA. Not because nVIDIA gave them money, because they want people to actaually like their games, less buggy, have the best support and so they can sell a lot of their games. Why do game devs prefer nVIDIA? Why do real gamers prefer nVIDIA? Why do graphic enthusiast prefer nVIDIA? Beause it's better. Nuff said.

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

Why do you see Nvidia logos in all those games, thats because ATI outperforms Nvidia all those "THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED" games. Isn't that funny shit! Unreal series, Splinter Cell series, Doom 3, Painkiller, FarCry, Unreal 3, Call of Duty, LOTR: Battle of the Middle Earth, etc etc. All those games you mentioned ATI has better performance in all of them. It is just advertising, but it really pisses me off when I see that logo.

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

There can't be any PS 3.0 games until MS release DX9.0c, which they won't until 2Q 2005. Yeah it is funny that Nvidia's "The way it is meant to be played" games run better on ATI Radeons. See you stupid ass Nvidiot I don't care about seeing a name of a brand when I start up the game I just care about performance.

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

THAT LOGO IS NOTHING MORE THEN MARKETING. Nvidia PAYS those games developers you moron to put their logo on those game boxes. Damn your stupid. Everyone of those games mentioned run better on ATI cards. FarCry? Gee, that's a PS3.0 game as they claim. And guess which card runs it better and with no issues and IQ loss? Hmm, could it be ATI? Unreal 2004? ATI again. "Way It's Meant To Be Played" is PR marketing."Their best game is Half-Life 2...."What's Nvidia's best game? DOOM3? Oh wait. That's not out either. Dumbass. Name another game. Good luck."They prefer nVIDIA. Not because nVIDIA gave them money, because they want people to actaually like their games, less buggy, have the best support and so they can sell a lot of their games."You must be 12 years old. Of course it's money you toad stool. Nvidia pays millions of dollars yearly to those companies to market their logos. Simple economics and marketing tactics. You think game companies let Nvidia put that logo on game boxes for free???? Stupid 12 year old. As for buggy. Pal yopu need to do some reading and playing. FarCry runs major issues on the 6800. Unreal 2004 runs issues on FX cards. They had to rlease a patch for it on Nvidia cards. Not ATI cards. And those games are "Way It's Mean't To Be Played""''---ya know what dude ?---looks like you don't know a sh*t!! Coz SM 3.0 is ALREADY supported by Far Cry. It will be supported by ''LOTR: Battle for Middle-Earth'', ''Splinter Cell X'',and MANY other games being released this year."Just like FarCry? That game runs PS3.0. And the R420 runs it faster and without the IQ problems of the 6800Ultra. With better AA once again. All those games you mentioned will only support partial shader operation effects. They will be Hybrid games of PS1.4, PS2.0 and little PS3.0 just like FarCry. No game in 2004 will fully support PS3.0 all around. The only game that is going to support PS2.0 all around is HL2.Keep wishing that PS3.0 is going to be a major fact

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

...continued...Keep wishing that PS3.0 is going to be a major factor in 2004. It won't. PS1.4 when it came out never made a impact that year. T&L NEVER DID. 32FP NEVER DID. 128 BIT COLOR NEVER DID.Funny how you Nvidiots do not mention how the 6800Ultra is going to cost more then the R420 and run slower and the fact that it also takes up 2 slots like the 5800Ultra and requires a 480W power supply.You think that OEM'S are going to be happy with that? Extra pci slot. 480W power supply when ATI's offering only takes 1 slot and runs cooler, quieter, over-clocks hgiher and does not require a Nuclear power plant to run it? Good luck. And you cannot fit a 6800Ultra in just any ol' PC box. Form towers forget it. No problem with ATI's R420. Lan gaimg boxes are a snap.$399.99 FOR THE 800PRO which in some cases beats the 6800Ultra in some tests and is on par in some others and loses only by small margins in the rest. The 6800Ultra is $499.99. The XT800 beats the 6800Ultra in almost every test. Only when FSAA is disable does the 2 slot beats from Nvidia win. And who in their right minds pays $499.99 to have a video card and NOT run games with FSAA and AA on? I assume only Nvidiots...Got to love Nvidiots. Justify their cards. Nvidia came up short again.DX9.0c won't be out until lateer this year so Nvidia is screwed that way. And games will not fully support it. So they are screwed again until 2005. By then, ALL CARDS WILL SUPPORT PS3.0 or greater.......

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

Samson is right. It is premature for PS3.0 to take effect. You might see 1 game that uses more PS3.0 effects instructions by the end of the year. And considering it is only a extension of PS2.0 like c++ is to c language, the differences will not be noticed until total ps3.0 support is schieved. And that is quite impossible at this time due to the developement time it takes for game companies to create game titles these days. 12-18 months minimum for games. For a game to be fully PS3.0 capable they would have had to make their titles way back in October the minimum. And how could they when Microsoft has not even released DX9.0C which supports PS3.0? PS3.0 specifications were only basic ground work back then. ATI did the smeart move. Less unessacary features so they can clock higher their card and use less heat.

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

"THAT LOGO IS NOTHING MORE THEN MARKETING. Nvidia PAYS those games developers you moron"If I'm the owner of the company, how stupid can I get if I recieved money from Nvidia just so they can put their logo in MY game. Game developers and companies use Nvidia to sell their games to make more money, not in reverse. What a bunch of Atidiots. Game companies chose the best so they can get more money. That makes sense. Nvidia better than Ati? Hell yea!

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

Man, its gay when people start talking shit, on both sides.I seen someone say that X800 beas 6800 in 99.9% of all games, "check the websites, check the benchmarks' he says. Whatever man, if you want to make an arguement try to be a bit more honest, i hate d**kheads like you.Also back on track, it is likely that we will not see heaps of PS 3.0 games by the end of the year, there are like 9 which will be out in a matter of months, Battle for middle earth, etc...But the good thing about this is, when the time comes at the end of the year, when they start flourishing out. To enjoy the greatness you will need to own Ati's most expensive high end card. And You wille able to won Nvidias High end card and its 6800 which by that time will probably be not highend anymore. Am i right? What you people who are not d**kheads, think>?

ATI Claims 3DMark2003 World Record

just in: counter strike 2 will be bundled with x800pro/xt. lmao! seriously, can they get better games instead of cs? lol cs is for kids and noobs! a no brainer game. nvidia got doom 3 and unreal 3, that's like comparing a stone (ati) with a diamond (nvidia).

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