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MSI's VT2D8X GeForce4 Ti4600
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By - Jeff Bouton
February 16, 2003

More DirectX with UT2003
Fraggin' Gorgeous!

Another 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 graphics engine.

Normally we 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
The OpenGL Granddaddy

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 significant gains.

Once the 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.

Next we'll enable some Anti-Aliasing and see how these cards handle increased quality demands.

 

More Quake3 with a Side of AA

 
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