Head-to-Head Performance With Unreal Tournament 2004
|Epic's "Unreal" games have been wildly popular, ever since the original Unreal was released in the late '90s. Unreal, Unreal Tournament, and then Unreal Tournament 2003, rapidly became some of our favorites, for both benchmarking, and for killing a few hours when our schedules allowed it! Epic recently released the latest addition to the franchise, Unreal Tournament 2004. We used the demo version of the game to benchmark these cards at resolutions of 1024x768 and 1600x1200, without any anti-aliasing, followed by 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering.|
At 1024x768, we continued to see what is essentially equal performance between the two X850XTs. Yes, the Platinum Edition was technically faster, but the margins really were inconsequential. The V9999 managed the best result at 1024x768, but once we increased to 1600x1200, the X850XTs were the best performers. We saw the PE take a steady lead with no AA while the two X850XT cards evened out with 4XAA/8X Aniso enabled. The V9999 GeForce 6800 struggled to keep up, taking a severe performance hit with the two filtering methods enabled.