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Performance Comparisons with Quake 4

Quake 4
id Software, in conjunction with developer Raven, recently released the latest addition to the wildly popular Quake franchise, Quake 4. Quake 4 is based upon an updated and slightly modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar.  Like Doom 3, Quake 4 is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows, but unlike Doom3, Quake 4 features some outdoor environments as well. We ran this these Quake 4 benchmarks using a custom demo with the game set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 without anti-aliasing enabled and then again with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.


Our custom Quake 4 benchmark tell basically the same story as the Doom 3 test. The 512MB GeForce 7800 GTX was the top performer, in both single-card and dual-card SLI configurations, followed by the new Radeon X1900 XTX / XT. ATI's new flagship cards are able to outpace the 256MB GeForce 7800 GTX's when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are used, but the GeForces come out on top without the additional pixel processing.

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