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Performance Comparisons with Quake 4

Quake 4
id Software, in conjunction with developer Raven, recently released the latest addition to the wildly popular Quake franchise, Quake 4. Quake 4 is based upon an updated and slightly modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar.  Like Doom 3, Quake 4 is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows, but unlike Doom3, Quake 4 features some outdoor environments as well. We ran this these Quake 4 benchmarks using a custom demo with the game set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled simultaneously.

Much like ATI's success in Half-Life 2, the Doom 3 engine-based game Quake 4 is an area where NVIDIA truly shines. In this situation, the GeForce 7900 GTX holds roughly a 9fps advantage over the ASUS EAX1900XTX. Looking at the GeForce 7950 GX2, we see it has an impressive 40fps advantage over the flagship ATI card. Then again, the ATI card is running with a single GPU so its performance is hardly disappointing.

Raising the resolution up to 1600x1200, we begin to see the ASUS EAX1900XTX gain ground and shorten the performance gap between itself and the GeForce 7900 GTX. Even the mighty GeForce 7950 GX2's lead is reduced, though it still commands a hefty 30fps advantage. Regardless, seeing the ATI-based ASUS card running this title at these settings and still have framerates above 50fps is impressive to say the least.

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