Performance: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
During the tests in Serious Sam: The Second Encounter I used standard 32bit OpenGL modes with Quality graphics settings. I also launched “GFX: Extreme Quality” add-on.
Like in Quake3 Arena, I also used a standard “The Grand Cathedral” demo:
And a new record :)
First come the results of The Grand Cathedral demo:
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter with “GFX: Extreme Quality” settings uses the maximum level of anisotropic filtering, that is 8x for NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900/5900 Ultra and 16x for ATI RADEON 9800/9800 Pro. Although AT chips perform anisotropic filtering faster than their competitors, they lost here.
With enabled FSAA the situation changes even more in NVIDIA’s favor.