ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce 9200

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
0.21
Architecture
R500
 
Tesla
GPU code name
R580
 
C79
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
24 January 2006 (15 years ago)
 
17 April 2007 (14 years ago)
Price now
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$99

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
no data
 
16
Core clock speed
625 MHz
 
450 MHz
Number of transistors
384 million
 
314 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
40 Watt
Texture fill rate
10.00
 
3.600

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCI
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
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Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1450 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
46.4 GB/s
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model
3.0
 
4.0
OpenGL
2.0
 
3.3
OpenCL
N/A
 
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

ATI X1900 CrossFire Edition 0.51
GeForce 9200 0.53 +3.9%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

ATI X1900 CrossFire Edition 137
GeForce 9200 144 +5.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

ATI X1900 CrossFire Edition satisfies 55% minimum and 48% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
55%
Recommended
48%
Minimum
55%
Recommended
48%

GeForce 9200 satisfies 57% minimum and 49% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%
Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%

Competitors of Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition from NVIDIA is GeForce 7300 GT, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition:

Competitors of GeForce 9200 from AMD

The nearest GeForce 9200's AMD equivalent is Radeon X1900 GT, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9200:

Advantages of ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition over NVIDIA GeForce 9200.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9200

3.9% higher performance in benchmarks

Much newer (17 April 2007 vs 24 January 2006)

Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)

Lower power consumption (40W vs 100W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition and NVIDIA GeForce 9200. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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