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The ASUS V8460 Ultra
GeForce4 Ti4600 Power and ASUS Quality

By -Chris Angelini
May 10th, 2002

 

Croteam's Serious Sam, The Second Encounter is an OpenGL or DirectX based game title with many leading edge graphics effects and high resolution textures.  We ran our tests in OpenGL mode.

Serious Sam and Comanche 4
Raising the bar with more intense testing and better visuals
 

Serious Sam provides a nice alternative to the dreary environment of Quake III with bright colors and hordes of enemies.  The 3D engine automatically detects the installed video card and adjusts visual settings accordingly.  To avoid this, we use an ?Extreme Quality? script to normalize the settings, and then set the proper resolution.  The difference between the GeForce3 and GeForce4 is pretty clear once again.  However, choosing between the two GeForce4 cards is a little more difficult, since they both perform identically at 1024x768 and 1280x1024.  Running at 735MHz, the overclocked DDR memory is capable of providing nearly 11.8GB per second of memory bandwidth, which translates into roughly four percent additional performance at 1280x1024. 

Comanche 4 - DirectX 8.1 Performance
What next generation game engines should look like

There aren?t many flight simulators that come equipped with benchmarking utilities, so Comanche 4 is truly a gem.  Furthermore, full support for DirectX 8.1 makes the game ideal for testing the latest video hardware despite a heavy reliance on CPU power.  Again, the GeForce4 Ti4600 is favored over the GeForce3 Ti500, and on top of that, the ASUS V8460 is able to outperform the competing PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4600.  Overclocking bolsters performance somewhat, but even at 1280x1024, Comanche 4 is still limited by the performance of our 2.2GHz Pentium 4.

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