More OpenGL Benchmarks with Serious Sam: TSE
To bring the benchmarks to a
close, we ran a few rounds of Croteam's Serious Sam -The
Second Encounter. This is another popular
application for testing a video card's OpenGL prowess. When the dust settled, the
Albatron Ti4800SE did a fine job holding its own against the
older Ti4600. Even at the highest resolution, the
Ti4800SE posted a solid 86.9FPS.
The Albatron Ti4800SE is a
fine video card that has proven to be competent performer. This card did
a good job at competing with the Ti4600. The bundle
was very complete, and we were pleased by the cooling
solution. Unfortunately, the GeForce 4 product line simply doesn't
fare well when compared to the latest ATi solutions at the
same price point. With that said, it is difficult to
recommend the Albatron Ti4800SE over a Radeon 9500, which
offers better performance, and full DX9 functionality.
We found a Radeon 9500 selling for about $20 less than the Albatron
Ti4800SE's $178 price tag at
The Albatron Ti4800SE is still a fine card, however.
There are still some that are loyal to NVIDIA GPUs and
from what we have seen it is clear Albatron builds a very
fine product. We compared to other Ti4800SEs,
Albatron's product is very appealing, but the simple fact
is there are better alternatives available. We give the
a Hot Hardware Heat Meter
Rating of a
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