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| Comanche 4 & Unreal Tournament 2003 |
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Another popular DirectX benchmarking program is NovaLogic's Comanche 4. While this benchmark is more CPU dependant than other games, we can still gauge a card's performance to see if it can handle the intensity of this great looking DirectX game.
When it comes to 1024x768 testing, the Siluro Ti4200 kept a tight margin with the Ti4600, allowing it to lead by less than half a FPS.
When we increased the resolution to 1280x1024, we saw the Siluro maintain the same distance with the GeForce Ti4600. This time around the margin was a mere half FPS. Next up is 1600x1200.
The first time we saw the Siluro slip to the Ti4600 by any real margin. At this resolution the Ti4600 took a firm lead by 2.73 FPS. This is hardly a strike against the Siluro, posting an excellent 34.8 FPS at this very taxing resolution.
Next we'll take a look at another relatively new DirectX benchmark. We're pretty sure you may have heard of it.
Unreal Tournament 2003:
Unreal Tournament is shaping up to be one of the most popular multiplayer, arena-type games on the market. We thought it appropriate to run a few benchmarks to see how the Siluro Ti4200 performed with one of the newest titles available. This time around we threw in some overclocked scores to see if the card could keep up with the GeForce4 Ti4600.
At the default clock speed, the Siluro fell behind the Ti4600 by 7.23 FPS. Once we kicked things into overdrive the Ti4200 managed to leap ahead of the Ti4600 by a fraction of a FPS!
At 1280x960 the Abit card fell behind the Ti4600 by 10.28 FPS. Once again when we increased the speed of the GPU and memory, the Siluro took advantage of the extra power, narrowing the gap to a difference of less than two FPS. Can this pattern hold true even at 1600x1200?
It looks like the answer is yes. This time around that Siluro allowed its widest gap yet, giving the lead to the Ti4600 by over 8 FPS. Once we overclocked the card, the gap was again narrowed down to less than 2 FPS, 1.41 to be exact.
The Siluro GeForce4 Ti4200 with OTES is proving to be an incredible video card, able to roll with its older brother without complaint. Now we're going to shift things over to OpenGL and see if the story continues to be a Ti4200 fairy tale or a Ti4600 nightmare.
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