Performance Mainstream Graphics Cards
ATI RADEON X800-series along with the GeForce 6800-series graphics cards show outstanding performance in 1024x768 and 1280x1024 resolutions providing absolutely comfortable speed. The GeForce 6800 and the RADEON X800 GTO do not achieve 60fps in 1600x1200, but the latter comes really close to that magic number.
The results of the RADEON X1600 XT are generally disappointing: it cannot attain 60fps mark even in 1280x1024 without FSAA and AF. What is very alarming is that the model X800 XL may be up to 75% faster than the newcomer, which still has to reach the market broadly.
The leaders from the previous round – the RADEON X800 XL, X800 GTO as well as the GeForce 6800 GT and 6800 GS manage to demonstrate awesome results in up to 1280x1024 with anisotropic filtering and full-scene antialiasing in the Quake 4 game. The shiny new RADEON X1600 XT shows results inline with the GeForce 6800, which is soon to leave the scene.
The RADEON X800 XL proves to be the highest-performing graphics card among the performance-mainstream boards in the Quake 4 game.