Benchmarks: Final Fantasy, UT2004
As far as
modern games go, Final Fantasy XI isn't incredibly demanding. However, it is
perhaps one of the best looking massively multiple online role playing games
currently available. The performance metric published by Square Enix runs
through a number of scenes compiled using characters and environments from the
game itself in a given time span. The end result is a measure of the number of
frames successfully rendered.
Geforce 6800 Ultra comes in a bit behind the Radeon X800 XT in these benchmarks
for Final Fantasy XI, at its one configurable setting of High Resolution.
anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled, the results persist. Both of
ATI's cards perform better than nVidia's best efforts, scoring four percent
better, in the case of the X800 XT, and 24 percent in the case of the 9800
| Unreal Tournament
Tournament 2004 is the sequel to 2003's multiple 'Game of the Year' award
winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound
and game play are taken beyond the bleeding edge. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs
the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a
DirectX 8.1 videocard to get the most out of the game.
the heels of Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004 incorporates the
same frantic running and shooting that really taxes graphics hardware.
Nevertheless, the latest generation of video cards powers right through the game
at every resolution right up to 1600x1200. The nVidia 6800 Ultra reigns supreme
until the resolution hits 1600x1200, then the Radeon X800 XT manages a 6 FPS
The situation begins unraveling for the nVidia 6800
Ultra videocard with the application of anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering.
At 1024x768, the Radeon X800 XT commands a 13 percent lead. At 1280x1024 the
lead increases to 22 percent, and it holds steady at 1600x1200. The older Radeon
9800 XT does similarly well, leaving the Geforce FX 5950 Ultra in the dust,
although it doesn't boast the horsepower necessary for completely fluid frame
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