Anthony "Reverend" Tan's Serious Sam Benchmark Scripts
and made sure our tests were set equal amongst all cards in
this test at Max Quality settings, with no anisotropic
filtering enabled. It seems the Serious Sam game
interface itself has a way of "auto detecting" the
capabilities of an installed graphics card and then setting
visuals accordingly. This can of course skew the test
numbers one way or the other, depending on what graphics
card is installed. We were questioning some of the
scores we were obtaining without the good Reverend's
scripts. Our friend
HardOCP gave us the hook-up on this information and we
were then ensured of consistent repeatable results.
Surprisingly here, the Radeon 8500 closes the gap
significantly with only a 14% deficit at 1280X1024. At
1024X768 the gap is much larger at 24% or so. Here
again, we see the Leadtek Winfast A250 Ultra TD with
virtually identical performance at both resolutions versus
the reference card.
NVIDIA's Chameleon Mark - Direct 3D Performance
generation game engines should look like
We trust you
screenshots from the Chameleon demo, earlier in this
review? Well you guessed it, Chameleon Mark is
NVIDIA's benchmark / frame rate counter for this technology
demo. Here are the results.
We decided you
staunch ATi fans would think we were trying to rig the test,
so we have numbers from the GeForce3 Ti 500 here as well,
just for reference. As you can see, the Leadtek
Winfast A250 Ultra TD has a commanding lead, along with the
reference GeForce4 Ti 4600 card. We'll take these
scores with a grain of salt however, since this is
technically an NVIDIA generated benchmark. On the
other hand, it is interesting to see just how much faster
the GeForce4 Ti 4600 is compared to NVIDIA's historic
flagship GF3 Ti 500 card.
Let's fire up
MadOnion's finest, shall we?
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