High Particle Count
You see a fabricating facility with two drain pipes that spew something like a dark cloud of separate particles into the water.
NVIDIA GPUs have always been good at processing systems of particles. So, they win in this test. By the way, in our preliminary tests, with Detonator, we saw a similar situation.
The diagram doesn’t need much commenting upon. I guess you realize now that RADEON based cards are unrivalled in the “eye pleasing” mode.
Masked Environment Mapping
The GeForce FX 5950 Ultra is a favorite in the environment mapping test. It is always faster than the competitor, although just a little bit. The GeForce FX 5700 Ultra dominates in the mainstream class, although is closely followed by the RADEON 9600 XT. The latter only slows down in 1600x1200, “thanks” to its relatively slow memory.
FSAA plus AF change the situation, but the RADEON is not too far ahead. Both new graphics chips go neck and neck in 1600x1200. The RADEON 9600 XT looks good enough, but loses to the competitor in the highest resolution.