Well, let’s see how the results of the tested graphics cards will change in the new demo:
The new record is a little bit heavier than the standard one and the performance of the graphics cards is a bit lower here. however, the overall picture remained unchanged: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 and GeForce FX 5900 Ultra are ahead of all.
With enabled FSAA NVIDIA’s graphics cards again manage to leave their rivals far behind.
The new record also turned out harder for NVIDIA’s anisotropic filtering algorithms that is why AT RADEON 9800/9800 Pro based graphics cards managed to get a little ahead of their competitors in almost all resolutions.
In the hardest mode of the tim_q3 record, as well as in the standard record, the cards based on GeForce FX 5900/5900 Ultra left ATI RADEON 9800/9800 Pro far behind.
So, the situation with the graphics cards performance has hardly changed as we moved from the standard demo to a completely new record, and it means that the OpenGL part of the graphics cards drivers is optimized for the entire Quake3 Arena engine and not just for the standard records used in most test packages.