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Performance Comparisons with Quake 4

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 without anti-aliasing enabled and then again with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.


With the Quake 4 testing, we saw the largest performance margin thus far, to the point we had to wonder if something was wrong in our test settings.  Rest assure however, that we double-checked that each card was tested with the identical settings.  This is no anomaly folks.  The NX7600GT-VT2D256E runs Quake 4 2.75 times faster than the X1600XT in No AA testing at 1280x1024.  When we increased the resolution to 1600x1200, we see a slight drop to 2.5 times faster.  The results are certainly closer with 4X AA and 16X aniso testing, where the results averaged 2x that of the X1600XT.

Tags:  MSI, GeForce, MS, force, 2D, GT, 760

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