ASUS Matrix & Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 4870, 4850
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
||Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is Based on id's radically enhanced Doom 3 engine and viewed by many as Battlefield 2 meets the Strogg, and then some. ET: Quake Wars also marks the introduction of John Carmack's "Megatexture" technology that employs extremely large environment and terrain textures that cover vast areas of maps without the need to repeat and tile many small textures. The beauty of megatexture technology is that each unit only takes up a maximum of 8MB of frame buffer memory. Add to that HDR-like bloom lighting and leading edge shadowing effects and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars looks great, plays well and works high end graphics cards vigorously. The game was tested with all of its in-game options set to their maximum values with soft particles enabled in addition to 4X anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.|
The Matrix 4870 and Toxic 4870 posted essentially identical scores in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. They both performed very well and beat out the stock reference 4870 by a large margin. The Matrix 4850 on the other hand wasn't much faster than the stock model.