Articles: Graphics
 

Bookmark and Share

(4) 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 ]

Tomb Raider: Legend

It goes without argument that you can enjoy a game fully only by running it at the highest possible graphics quality settings. That’s why we benchmarked the cards in Tomb Raider: Legend in the Next Generation Content mode which uses Shader Model 3.0 capabilities that are currently supported by all modern graphics cards.

Alas, this mode proves too hard for mainstream and even performance-mainstream products. The GeForce 7900 GT copes with this task the best of all, but has moderate results anyway. Its speed is only 17fps at the minimum. The Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH performs even worse, but has a much better “pure speed” in comparison with the Radeon X1800 GTO. The overclocking provides a 20% performance boost, but it means only an insignificant increase in the average frame rate from 30 to 36fps. Like in many other modern games, there’s no talking about enabling FSAA on mainstream graphics cards.

 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 ]

Discussion

Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 08/31/06 04:14:04 AM
Latest comment: 10/07/06 03:34:14 PM

View comments

Add your Comment