Sapphire Radeon X850 Pro 256MB PCI Express
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.|
UT2004 was a tight race for the two X8xx Radeons. At both resolutions tested, each the X800 ran within 3 FPS of the X850 Pro. At 1024x768, the Radeon X700 Pro faired well with NO AA, but suffered with filtering enabled and at the higher 1600x1200 resolution.