System Specs, 3Dmark2003Test System Specifications
- AMD Athlon64 3800+ (2.40GHz) AM2
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC2-5400 CAS4 Module(s)
- ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce 590 SLI)
- Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATAII)
- Gigabyte Radeon X1300 Pro (256MB) PCIe
- VisionTek Radeon X1300 (256MB) PCI
- Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- ATI Catalyst 6.8
- NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI 9.35
We tested the VisionTek Radeon X1300 PCI against a similarly priced Radeon X1300 Pro board from Gigabyte, which runs on the PCI Express platform.
Clearly this PCI graphics card from VisionTek is going to be near useless when it comes to gaming, as it is significantly slower than the Gigabyte Radeon X1300 Pro, which I might add is no speed demon itself. The PCI Express Radeon X1300 Pro was 144% faster at 1024x768 and this margin remained much the same at 1280x1024.