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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

 

Unreal Tournament 2003 is probably the most relevant gaming benchmark we have available right now, since it's game engine is the most advanced, at least until Doom 3 comes out.  We've chosen to use the standard benchmark Fly By demo, with a custom ini file installed to set the graphics rendering exactly the same for all cards in the test.

Benchmarks / Comparison With The Radeon 9800 Pro
Unreal Tournament 2003 and Serious Sam The Second Encounter

 

 

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 cards, frankly.

 

Benchmarks! - Quake 3, Overclocking and The Conclusion


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