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, all of the cards were fairly even in the No AA tests, showing a sign of CPU limitation at this resolution. When we compare the 4X AA/8X Aniso scores, the two Geforce cards were in a dead heat until we increased the resolution to 1600x1200, where the NX600GT lost the most ground. Overall, the X800 Pro ran strong, posting a signficant advantage with each filtering method turned on.