ASUS EAX1600XT Silent Video Card Review :: Test Setup and Performance

05-05-2006 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

I would have liked to have shown the X1600XT from ASUS running in Crossfire mode. However the ASUS card is the only one I have at the moment. One advantage of the X1600XT over the other Crossfire ready cards is the ability to run in Crossfire mode without a Master Edition card. Performance should be compared against a card like the 7600GT as they are around the same price point.


Test System

  • AMD FX-57 CPU
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR400 memory
  • 2 250GB WD SATA HDDs running RAID 0
  • ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard running 6.67 Forceware
  • ASUS EAX 1600XT video card running Catalyst 6.3 "Chuck Driver"
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0C

Test Software

  • F.E.A.R. 1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Quake4 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Doom3 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • COD2 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Far Cry 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • 3DMark06 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200
  • 3DMark05 Default Settings
  • 3DMark03 Default Settings