ATi Mobility Radeon 9800 - Benchmarked
|We also ran through a batch of timedemos with the OpenGL game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Wolfenstein: ET is a free, standalone multiplayer game that is based on the excellent Return to Castle Wolfenstein, that was released a few years back. It uses a heavily modified version of the Quake 3 engine, which makes it a very easy to use benchmarking tool. We created our own custom demo and used the built-in timedemo feature to check each card's frame-rate. The tests below were run at 1024x768 and again at 1600x1200, without any anti-aliasing, and again with 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.|
If we let the Mobility Radeon 9800's Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory numbers stand on their own, they are quite good. As has been the case thus far, they are not up to par with the desktop counterpart, but teetering on 50 FPS at 1600x1200 is very good. We suspect the disproportionate performance difference at the higher resolution here may come from a combination of the MR9800's lower clock speeds, and the slightly older Dell branded drivers we used for testing. With a modded set of up-to-date Catalysts, the Mobility Radeon 9800 would likely perform better in this test.