Jedi Knight 2 is another OpenGL
game that I personally am particularly interested in, being a
consummate Star Wars fan. This game is based on a heavily
modified version of the Quake 3 engine, and fully supports
advanced shaders as well as high texture resolutions and
effects. With some modifying of the multiplayer shortcut,
you can use the built-in DEMO to produce some benchmarks.
At 1024x768, all
cards are within 3 FPS of each other, and no
clear-cut winner can be determined. Even at 1280x1024, the
differences of the top 4 are negligible, although the GeForce 3 starts to drop off by 10
FPS. Only at 1600x1200
can we really make an observation of the differences in
performance. For the second straight OpenGL game, the Radeon
has shown some impressive scores, and actually takes first
place, albeit at 0.1FPS over the GF4 Ti 4600. The two Ti 4200
cards are close behind, with the edge going to the Asus
The last game I sunk my teeth
into was Remedy's Max Payne. This is another graphically
intensive game, and by applying a mod from
http://www.3dcenter.de, we were able to get some DirectX
8.1 benchmarks using their custom VGA Demo.
We have the usual pattern from
top to bottom in all three graphs here. At first, all but the Radeon have similar numbers, but the differences really
begin to show at the higher resolutions. There simply is no
way to keep up with the higher core speed of the Ti 4600.
The slightly higher core speed and addition of 64MB of
faster RAM keep the Asus card above the other Ti 4200.