Gaming Benchmarks: Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
We used 32-bit color and “Quality” graphics settings in Serious Sam: The Second Encounter. We also ran the “GFX: Extreme quality” add-on.
With the above-described settings, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter uses anisotropic filtering of the maximum possible level. So, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra worked in 8x mode, while ATI RADEON 9700 PRO – in 16x.
Full-screen anti-aliasing somewhat changes the rankings in favor of ATI RADEON 9700 PRO: its higher memory bus bandwidth comes to the fore.
Gaming Benchmarks: Codecult Codecreatures
We ran Codecult Codecreatures with the default settings.
This test is based on an engine that uses pixel and vertex shaders, requires high fill-rate and loads the graphics card with a lot of geometry calculations (up to 700.000 triangles in a single scene).
There are no games using this engine yet, but still GeForce FX 5800 Ultra outperforms ATI RADEON 9700 PRO here.