You guessed it, another complete blowout.
The Radeon 9700 Pro muscles out the nearest competitor with
about 30 - 120% more performance across various resolutions.
We should also note that the Parhelia in this test is only
capable of running 16 tap Aniso Filtering and it still can't
keep up, beaten by all cards in this test at every
Jedi Knight II
Time Demo Testing
A revamped Quake 3
engine OpenGL based game with leading edge
Next we have Jedi Knight II benchmarks for
you. The game engine is a heavily modified Quake 3
conversion and it is extremely CPU bound in terms of it's
stress points on the test system. We ran our test at
the highest detail quality settings within a multiplayer map
pre-recorded time demo. In our first run of tests, we
set things up to run without AA or Aniso Filtering.
It is only at 1600X1200 resolution that we
see the Radeon 9700 pull ahead. This is not only an
indication that this test is CPU bound but perhaps a sign
that their are still some driver optimizations that need to
be implemented for ATi's new high end card.
Regardless, it is obvious that at 1024X768 and 1280X1024,
the Ti 4600 and the Radeon 9700 are being held back by the
processor. This is hard to believe when you consider
we're testing with a Pentium 2.4GHz CPU but it is certainly
the case none the less.
So, in an effort to turn up the heat on the
graphics subsystem here, we then enabled AA and 64 tap Aniso
Filtering. Click on for the results.