ATI Radeon HD 4770 40nm GPU, $99 Graphics Return
Enemy Territory Quake Wars
||Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is Based on a radically enhanced version of id's Doom 3 engine and viewed by many as Battlefield 2 meets the Strogg, and then some. In fact, we'd venture to say that id took EA's team-based warfare genre up a notch or two. ET: Quake Wars also marks the introduction of John Carmack's "Megatexture" technology that employs large environment and terrain textures that cover vast areas of maps without the need to repeat and tile many smaller textures. The beauty of megatexture technology is that each unit only takes up a maximum of 8MB of frame buffer memory. Add to that HDR-like bloom lighting and leading edge shadowing effects and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars looks great, plays well and works high end graphics cards vigorously. The game was tested with all of its in-game options set to their maximum values with soft particles enabled in addition to 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.|
Although the numbers in the graph are quite different, the benchmark results from our custom Enemy Territory: Quake wars tests look much like those from 3DMark on the previous page. Here, the Radeon HD 4770 once again hangs with the more expensive Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ and outpaced the GeForce 9800 GT.