MSI RX2600XT Diamond Plus Graphics Card

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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 1024x768 and 1280x1024 with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.

Like the results recorded with Prey, the MSI RX2600XT Diamond Plus competed on the same level as the Sapphire HD 2600 XT and MSI NX8600GT.  Once again, we saw a 1-2 FPS gain over the 2600 XT, leaving the two cards essentially on the same performance level.  And again, the GeForce 8600GTS was the top performer, holding a 5-8 FPS edge.

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