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The ATi Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 Preview
ATi 's Next Generation Products Unveiled

By, Jeff Bouton
July 18, 2002


 

Turning Up the Quality with Quake 3 Continued...
4X FSAA

Naturally, with 4X FSAA enabled, we expected to see major drops in performance across the board.  At 1600x1200, no card could return a playable frame rate, so we just ran it at two popular resolutions.

Only the Ti4200 was playable at 1024x768.  Once we set the resolution to 1280x1024, all bets were off.  The thing to notice though is how all of the cards, with exception to the Ti4200, were a dead heat through out.

In the next few tests, we ran a few scores with Anisotropic Filtering enabled.  This is historically where ATi cards tend to shine.

Turning Up the Quality with Quake 3
32-TAP Anisotropic Filtering

First we set up the test with for 32-TAP filtering and let the benchmark do its thing.
 

With 32-TAP Anisotropic Filtering enabled, not only did the Radeon 9000 Pro dominate the MX440, it held its own against the more powerful Ti4200.

To round things out, we'll enable 64-TAP Anisotropic filtering and see if the trend continues.

64-TAP Anisotropic Testing & Conclusion


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