Image quality and Overclocking the beast...
These days games cannot just be 'fast', they also
have to look good. Image quality is a very subjective and opinionated point, so
rather than us just talking about it, we've taken high resolution screen shots
with FutureMark's 3DMark03 image quality tests.
With the Albatron GeForceFX 5900PV in hand, we
tested it image quality with 4xAA and 8xAF enabled and compared that to a Radeon 9800
Pro with with 4x AA and 8x AF enabled. If you are on a 56k modem beware, these
files are all about 500K in size!
The image comparisons below are animated
The Albatron GFX5900PV screen shot will be displayed first for 2 seconds before
flipping over to the Radeon 9800 Pro screen shot for another 2
|Click on each
image to see the full size image quality comparisons.|
|Radeon 9800 Pro - 4x AA vs. FX
5900PV - 4x AA|
|Radeon 9800 Pro - 8x AF vs. FX
5900PV - 8x AF|
|Radeon 9800 Pro - 4x AA, 8x AF vs.
FX 5900PV - 4xAA, 8x AF|
In terms of
AA, the Radeon 9800 Pro images are clearly smoother. Just look at the wing of the
planes, you can still see the jagged lines on the GeForceFX 5900PV image while
with the Radeon 9800 they're almost not visible. AF of the two cards seems
pretty close and it's difficult to determin who's the clear winner when it comes
to Anisotropic Filtering.
AA and AF enabled, again the Radeon 9800 Pro is clearly the winner. The image is much easier on the
eyes while the GeForceFX 5900PV still has quite a few jaggies. Now, let's overclock the FX5900PV
and see how high we can push it!