More DirectX with UT2003
effective DirectX 8 benchmark that is rising in popularity
is Unreal Tournament 2003. With this test, we ran
the Antalus HQ Fly-By Demo at the same three resolutions
to see how well this card handled a more leading edge
like to comment on each resolution, but with the
neck-in-neck performance of these two cards, we have
little to say. Both the MSI and eVGA card posted
virtually identical performance, with the MSI holding a
very slight edge over the AGP 4X eVGA card. At
1600x1200 resolution, both cards exceeded the frame rate
sweet spot of 60FPS. Hopefully we'll see wider
margins in scores as we shift over to the OpenGL tests.
OpenGL Benchmarks with Quake 3
When it comes to OpenGL testing, the Quake 3 Timedemo has
still managed to outlast all other OpenGL tests and
continues to prove it is still worthy of consideration.
In this round, we focused on the ?High Quality Settings?
at 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 resolutions, giving a
wide scope of performance scores.
Just like we
saw in 3DMark2001SE, we see the CPU limitation of the
system in the test. Both cards turned in extremely
close default scores, while overclocking yielded no
resolutions increased, the scores remained very close and
the gains from overclocking we a bit more significant.
While overclocked, we managed to gain an additional 16FPS
at 1280x1024 and 10FPS and 1600x1200.
enable some Anti-Aliasing and see how these cards handle
increased quality demands.