Gigabyte GeForce 7950 GT

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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 these Quake 4 benchmarks using a custom demo with the game set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 without anti-aliasing enabled and then again with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.

In Quake 4 and other OpenGL games, we typically see NVIDIA cards perform at least a little better than comparable ATI cards. With that said, the results here weren't too surprising. It's nice to see that the extra 256MB of memory on the 7950 GT versus the 7900 GT actually pays off here quite nicely when 4xAA and 8xAF are enabled. The Gigabyte GeForce 7950 GT really smokes in Quake 4 with AA and Aniso turned up.

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