At 1024X768 resolution,
things are still pretty CPU limited with this test.
However turn on 4X AA and 16X Aniso Filtering and the Radeon
9800 Pro jumps ahead of the 9700 Pro by 20% and nearly
triples the frame rate of the GF4 Ti 4600.
Here we see more of the
same consistent performance, shown by the Radeon 9800 Pro.
22% faster than a 9700 Pro and rolling over a GeForce 4 Ti
4600, the Radeon 9800 Pro is the new 3D Graphics card to
beat. Plain and simple, nothing you can buy right now
even comes close.
Our Serious Sam: The
Second Encounter benchmark was set to render in OpenGL mode.
We also decided to show you only AA and Aniso Filtering
enabled scores, because with out the eye candy turned on,
the host CPU (a 2.8GHz P4) became the bottleneck again.
Chalk up another 10 to 17% for the 9800 Pro over the 9700
Pro and again, a Ti 4600 is no match for either of these ATi