Being the consummate gamer, I figured I would also give Max
Payne a shot, using the benchmarking medications found on
www.3dcenter.de. I ran the VGA demo, which uses the
end-scene from the game to show the average framerate at
the top of the screen. Right at the end of the scene, we
recorded the last average before the screen blacked out.
The differences weren?t as major
as we had seen with the other tests, especially between the
two GeForces. The Radeon really dropped off, however, at the
MadOnion 3D Mark 2001 SE
Finally, lets get to MadOnion?s
3DMark2001 SE. 3DMark uses some advanced pixel and vertex
shaders, and it really makes your video card do a song and
dance before it will tell you if you made the band.
Once again, the GF4 beats out
the competition across the board. Interestingly, the tests
could not be run at higher resolutions with 2x and 4x AA on
the GF3 and Radeon cards, stating that there was an error
initializing the device.
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