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Quake 4 v1.2

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 with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.

Gigabyte's GV-NX79X512DB performed very well in our custom Quake 4 benchmark.  Its performance was on-par with NVIDIA's reference GeForce 7900 GTX but a good amount faster than ATI's flagship Radeon X1900 XTX. Once again, the new GX2 was completely in a league of its own, but that is to be expected. The Gigabyte GV-NX79X512DB finished this test with a frame rate about 16% higher than the XTX at 1280x1024 and about 14% higher at 1600x1200.

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