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 permitted it. Epic recently released the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 2004. We used a patched (v3339) full 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 concurrently enabled.|
Unreal Tournament 2004 gave us more definitive results than some of our previous testing benchmarks. In three of the four runs we had ATi's Radeon X800XL in the lead. The one test that it didn't come out on top was at 1024x768 with 4xAA/8X Aniso enabled, and that was taken by it's close twin, the Asus AX800XL, which was also within the margin of error for this test. Generally, these two cards maintained a decent lead over the GeForce 6800GT, especially in our last run at 1600x1200 with 4xAA/8XAF. In this test, the GeForce 6800GT fell behind the Asus AX800XL by nearly 32%.