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NVIDIA's GF4 Ti4200 Vs. Radeon 8500LEs
From Apollo Graphics and ATi

Mainstream Graphics Cards Do Battle...

By - Marco Chiappetta
April 11, 2002

Next, we used MadOnion's synthetic DirectX 8 benchmark, 3D Mark 2001 SE to test performance at a variety of screen resolutions.  All of 3D Mark 2001 SE's options were left at their default settings throughout.

More DirectX 8 Benchmarks with 3D Mark 2001SE
Synthetic Goodness

The GeForce 4 Ti 4200 once again outpaced the Radeon 8500 LEs by a significant margin.  At all resolutions, the GeForce 4 Ti 4200 had at least a 1300 point lead.  We also ran a series of 3D Mark 2001 SE tests with antialiasing enabled.

We set the Radeons to 2X "performance" AA and the Ti 4200 to 2X AA and saw that the GeForce 4 Ti 4200 continued to outperform either of the Radeon 8500 LEs.  Let's see what happens at 4X...

The Radeons were again set to "performance" AA mode in this test (4X), but they still have not been able to catch the GeForce 4 Ti at any resolution.  As screen resolution and AA levels are increased, more fill rate and memory bandwidth is needed to maintain acceptable performance levels.  While, both the Radeons and GeForce 4 Ti 4200 are performing well, the Ti 4200 definitely has a distinct performance advantage so far. 

On to OpenGL with Quake 3


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