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Battle of
ATI RADEON X800 XT and NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
- Part Two:
450 MHz NV40 and New Tests of Both Cards


May 27, 2004






CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. Features of the videocards
  3. Configurations of testbeds, test tools
  4. Synthetic tests in D3D RightMark
  5. Test results: Quake3 ARENA
  6. Test results: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
  7. Test results: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  8. Test results: Code Creatures DEMO
  9. Test results: Unreal Tournament 2003
  10. Test results: Unreal II: The Awakening
  11. Test results: RightMark 3D
  12. Test results: TRAOD
  13. Test results: FarCry (performance and quality)
  14. Test results: Call Of Duty
  15. Test results: HALO: Combat Evolved
  16. Test results: Half-Life2(beta)
  17. Test results: Splinter Cell
  18. Test results: Colin Mcrae Rally04 (performance and quality)
  19. Test results: Max Payne-2 (performance and quality)
  20. Test results: Painkiller (performance and quality)
  21. Test results: Need For Speed: Underground (performance and quality)
  22. Test results: Pirates of the Carribean (quality)
  23. Test results: Vietcong (quality)
  24. Test results: 3DMark03-Game1
  25. Test results: 3DMark03-Game2
  26. Test results: 3DMark03-Game3
  27. Test results: 3DMark03-Game4
  28. Test results: 3DMark03-MARKS
  29. Test results: AquaMark3
  30. Driver NVIDIA version 61.11
  31. Conclusions


 



Half-Life2 (beta): ixbt07 demo









Anisotropic mode: 450 MHz NV40 wins.

The heaviest mode (both AA and anisotropy): vice versa.

Thus:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 450MHz vs. ATI RADEON X800 XT: the latter wins, considering heavy modes.
  • NVIDIA 61.11 vs. 60.72: a certain gain can be observed.



Splinter Cell






The lightest mode (no AA or anisotropy): roughly, a parity.

Thus:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 450MHz vs. ATI RADEON X800 XT: an approximate parity which, however, "hints" at NV40's advantage.
  • NVIDIA 61.11 vs. 60.72: no differences.



Colin McRae Rally04









The lightest mode (no AA or anisotropy): NV40 is defeated.

The heaviest mode (both AA and anisotropy): the same thing.

Thus:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 450MHz vs. ATI RADEON X800 XT: a real fiasco for the former.
  • NVIDIA 61.11 vs 60.72: a slight 3-percent performance increase.

It is the first of the new games, and we see the NVIDIA flagship failing. The screenshots below show that there are no significant differences in quality.

QUALITY ISSUES
GeForce 6800 Ultra
RADEON X800 XT








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Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)
Alexander Medvedev (unclesam@ixbt.com)

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