ATI Radeon HD 4890: The RV790 Unveiled
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.|
The NVIDIA powered cards had another strong showing in our Enemy Territory: Quake Wars testing. Here, the Radeon HD 4890 overclocked edition is able to pull ahead of the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, as is the reference clocked card at 2560. But the reference GeForce GTX 275 is able to pull ahead of both--the margin of victory at 2560x1600 is exactly 1FPS.