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The ATi Radeon 9800 Pro Full Release Review
ATi Technologies Distances Itself From NVIDIA Once Again

By, Dave Altavilla
March 5, 2003

 

AquaMark is a good DX8 benchmark based on the Aquanox game engine.  This benchmark makes good use of pixel and vertex shader effects.  In this test we've set the benchmark to run with 40MB textures, in an effort to stress the graphics pipeline as much as possible.

Benchmarks / Comparison With The Radeon 9800 Pro
AquaMark and Novalogic's Comanche 4

 

 

 

Here again, we see the Radeon 9800 Pro lead the other cards by 10 to 20%, depending on resolution and Anti-Aliasing techniques.  At 76+ frames per second, the R9800 Pro puts up the fastest score we've seen to date, for this benchmark at 1280X1024 resolution.

 

 

 

 

Novalogic's Comanche 4 is significantly more CPU bound than any test we run here around the lab, with the exception of perhaps Jedi Knight II.  In fact, we don't use JKII much anymore as a Graphic Benchmark because it is so CPU bound.  Regardless, the Radeon 9800 Pro again shows up to a 17% lead over the 9700 Pro and eats the GF4 Ti 4600 for lunch, with 4X AA and Aniso Filtering enabled.

 

Benchmarks! - Unreal Tournament and Serious Sam


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