Benchmarks: 3Dmark2006, X3: Reunion

Test System Specifications
AMD Athlon64 3800+ Socket AM2


Corsair PC5400 Pro 2GB DDR2


ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce5 590 SLI)


- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)


Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)


ASUS Radeon X1300 Pro (256MB)
Gigabyte GeForce 7300GT (256MB)
HIS Radeon X1600 Pro (256MB)


- WinXP 32bit - Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- ATI Catalyst 6.6
- NVIDIA Forceware 91.31
- NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI 9.35


Despite the significant core and memory frequency advantage of the Radeon X1600 Pro along with the added pipelines, the card was only slightly faster than the 7300GT in 3Dmark2006. Overclocking both the 7300GT and X1600 Pro improved performance greatly, though the margin between the two remained much the same. The Radeon X1300 Pro on the other hand was considerably slower than both the 7300GT and X1600 Pro.

The Radeon X1600 Pro was significantly faster than the GeForce 7300GT, this time in X3: Reunion. Even through overclocking the 7300GT was unable to match the performance of the X1600 Pro. This gave the X1600 Pro an easy victory in X3: Reunion as the overclocked configuration was 37% faster.