unless you have been huddled up in a cave somewhere, you
have heard of the graphically impressive Max Payne action
thriller title from Remedy. We decided to use the VGA Demo
http://www.3dcenter.de for this test. Later we?ll fire
up Novalogic?s Comanche 4 demo, to produce some additional
DirectX 8.1 benchmarks.
Payne & Comanche 4 Benchmarks
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In both of these tests, it is
quite apparent that the Ti 4200 and the Ti 4600 are equally
capable of playing DirectX-based games, at least for
1024x768 and 1280x1024 resolutions. Where we do notice the
difference is when we get to 1600x1200. At this resolution,
the higher core and memory speeds, plus the extra 64Mb on
the GF4 Ti 4600 really come into play.
MadOnion 3D Mark 2001 SE
For DirectX benchmarking, we
also used MadOnion?s 3D Mark 2001SE, and ran all 21
tests to really put this card to the test. We then compared
it to its big brother, the GF4 Ti 4600, and then to a Radeon
8500LE, which retails for roughly the same price.
What we see here is that the
power of the G4 GPU is enough to easily overpower the
Radeon. It falls behind the 4600, which, of course, is
expected, since it?s core and memory are clocked lower.
When we turn on Anti-Aliasing,
the GF4 Ti 4200 still has more than enough power for the
Radeon to contend with. However, at higher resolutions with
2 and 4X AA enabled in 3DMark 2001SE, the Ti 4200 and Radeon
8500 drop out and can?t run in that mode.. Where we did get
scores, we noticed both cards really started to drop off of
the Ti 4600?s pace.
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