Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
completely rewritten 3D
engine based on DirectX8 encompasses many visual effects such as volumetric
Nebulae (gas clouds) that have a real impact in the game (you can hide in them),
many new engine, shield, weapon and explosion effects. Objects cast real dynamic
3D shadows! Dynamic DP3 bump mapping allows a previously unseen level of
Unfortunately our ATi Radeon 9800XT was still not available
for these tests. In X2: The Threat, the nVIDIA videocards beat the ATi cards
quite handily. The FX5900XT-VTD128 does very well at stock speeds and
overclocked performs near the GeForceFX 5950 Ultra!
More of the same here, at stock speed the FX5900XT-VTD128
is even faster than the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro which is quite a feat!
Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999'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 2003 employs
the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a
DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of the game.
FX5900XT-VTD128 has no competition from its other mainstream rivals here.
Performance is about the same as ATi's Radeon 9700 Pro, which is very
1600x1200 the MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 does slow down a bit but it's still able to
hang with the big boys.