Asus V9280S not your average Ti4200

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Asus V9280S Geforce 4 Ti4200
A Ti4200, or something more?

By - Robert Maloney
January 22, 2003

OpenGL Benchmarks with Quake 3
Anisotropic Filtering

In this final round of Quake 3 OpenGL benchmarking, we ran the same combination of tests again, this time enabling 4X Anisotropic filtering, otherwise known as 32-Tap.

With 32-Tap anisotropic filtering enabled, the performance trend continued with each card.   There isn't much new to say here as the Asus V9280s simply holds its own against the V8420.  The GF4 Ti4600 is relatively unchallenged in this benchmark, leading the V9280S by 9-10% in each set of scores.

OpenGL: Return of the Jedi
May the GeForce be with you

Lucasart's Jedi Knight 2 is another excellent tool for testing a system's OpenGL performance.   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.  Let's take a look and see how things shaped up.

The odd thing in these tests, at least at the lower resolutions, is that the slowest card, the V8420, seemed to produce some of the highest scores, even topping the Ti4600 in one case.  While all of the scores were close at 1024x768, we did notice that the V9280 technically produced the lowest two of the bunch - not a ringing endorsement of AGP8x.  At 1280x1024, things begin to shape up a bit better, as the scores fall more or less where we had expected.  The overclocked V8420 still managed to beat out all of the other card, however.  Only at 1600x1200 do we get what we feel are the best representations of the related performances of the cards.  At normal speeds, the V9280S beat out the more standard V8420 by 6.7 frames per second, an 8% difference, but fell a full 9 frames short of the Ti4600.  With the raised speeds, the V8420 at AGP4x was 3.5 frames better than the V9280S.  That is, until we overlclocked it as well.  Overclocking the card resulted in an additional 6 and a half frames per second, yet still behind the Ti4600.


Final Words...


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