AOpen GeForce FX 5900XT Review

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Final Fantasy XI and Far Cry

Performances Comparisons With Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 2 v1.01
A Classic Console Franchise On The PC

Final Fantasy XI
The Final Fantasy franchise is well known to console gamers, but Squaresoft has since made the jump to the PC with a MMORPG version of this classic. The Final Fantasy XI benchmark runs through multiple scenes from the game and displays a final score every time a full cycle of the demo is completed. Although the demo is meant the check an entire system's readiness to play the game, the number of frames rendered scales when different video cards are used. The scores below were taken with the demo set to its "High Resolution" option (1024x768), with anti-aliasing disabled.

With Final Fantasy XI, the AOpen GeForce FX 5900XT continued to dominate, topping the reference 5900XT by 117 points.  

Benchmarks and Comparisons With Far Cry
DX9 effects galore.

Far Cry
It almost goes without saying that Far Cry is easily one of the most impressive games released on the PC to date.  While we peer at leaked versions of Doom 3 and video clips of Half Life 2, Far Cry gives us a taste of what is to come in next generation 3D Gaming on the PC.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in our test, with a custom recorded demo run taken in the "Catacombs" area checkpoint, without AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled.

FarCry represents one of the most advanced games currently available on the market today, proving to be a challenge to virtually any hardware combination.  As it turned out, the AOpen 5900XT performed quite well with all of the in-game options set to their maximum.  The AOpen model maintained a slight gain over the reference 5900XT, averaging 3FPS.  The 9600XT trailed the 5900XTs except with 4X AA and 8X Anisotropic filtering enabled, where it pulled out a small lead over the reference 5900XT.

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