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The Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyViVo
The Abit Siluro FX 5900 OTES
Two GeForce FX 5900s Square-Off...

By - Marco Chiappetta
August 19, 2003


Next up, we have some more DirectX testing with Epic's Unreal Tournament 2003.  When testing with UT2003, we use a special ini file that is supposed to ensure that all of the cards are being benchmarked using the exact same in-game settings and "High-Quality" graphical options.  Unfortunately, the validity of the GeForce FX's scores have been called into question because NVIDIA's drivers cause texture filtering level changes to something between trilinear and bilinear, when Anisotropic filtering is enabled (click here for more detailed information on this topic).  Please keep that in mind when viewing these results.

Performances Comparisons With UT:2003
Head Shot!

Continuing the trend, the Abit and Leadtek cards performed at virtually the same levels at both resolutions, in all test configurations.  With two cards based on the same GPU, clocked at the same speeds, similar performance is to be expected.  What's interesting to note is the 10% jump in performance at 1600x1200 when anti-aliasing is enabled with the new v45.23 drivers.  NVIDIA has been optimizing for more efficient bandwidth use it seems.  Once again, the 9800 Pro took the top spot in every test until we enabled Anisotropic filtering.  However, until the issue mentioned above is cleared up, these numbers will be questioned.

Benchmarks / Comparison With Quake 3 Arena v1.32
I Cannot Wait For Doom III...Q3 Needs To Be Retired...

Next, we moved on to some OpenGL testing with Quake 3 Arena.  We installed the v1.32 point release and ran some tests using the built-in timedemo, "demo four".  Before running these tests, we set Quake 3 to its "High Quality" graphics option with Tri-Linear filtering enabled, and then we maxed out the texture quality and geometric detail options.

The GeForce FX 5900 doesn't support 6X anti-aliasing in OpenGL applications, which is why we have "N/A"s listed in our graphs for this, and the next set of tests.  At both resolutions, regardless of what drivers were used, or whether or not anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering were enabled the GeForce FX 5900s performed at identical levels.  Without any anti-aliasing at 1024x768, the Leadtek and Abit cards outperformed the Radeon 9800 Pro, but that changed when we raised the resolution to 1600x1200.  With AA enabled, the FXs held onto a slight lead at both resolutions, but that lead disappeared when AA and Aniso were enabled simultaneously.   

Some Serious Sam, Overclocking & The Conclusion... 

Tags:  Win, Abit, fx, leadtek, fast, DT, EA, K

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