ASUS Extreme AX600XT vs. MSI PCX 5750: Budget PCI-Express
Head-to-Head Performance With Unreal Tournament 2004
|Epic's "Unreal" games have been wildly popular ever since the original Unreal was released in the late '90s. Unreal, Unreal Tournament, and then Unreal Tournament 2003 rapidly became some of our favorites for both benchmarking and for killing a few hours when our schedules allowed it! Epic recently released the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 2004. We used the demo version of the game to benchmark these cards at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1,600 x 1,200, without any anti-aliasing, and with 4X AA and 8X aniso.|
The scores in UT2004 were in line with what we would expect from both cards and their respective clock speeds. At 1,024 x 768, the ASUS Extreme managed to top the PCX 5750 by almost 20FPS but dropped the lead to 10FPS with 4XAA and 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled. At 1,600 x 1,200, the lead was still ASUS's by 11FPS with no AA enabled and over 3.5FPS with 4XAA and 8X Aniso tests.