Game Test 2: Battle of Proxycon
Here the influence of the memory bus bandwidth on the testing participants’ performance turned out much higher. The performance difference between NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is evident even without the FSAA.
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra and GeForce FX 5800 Ultra have finally managed to take advantage of their architectural peculiarities: the tests uses dynamic shadows calculated with the help of the stencil buffer, and NVIDIA chips can build this buffer twice as fast using the 8-“pipeline” configuration.
ATI RADEON 9800 Pro managed to please our eye only when we enabled anisotropic filtering: the performance hit by ATI chips in case of forced anisotropic filtering appeared very low here.