Highly Anticipated DirectX 9 Game 2
NVIDIA’s solutions are evidently better in this game, but it’s hard to account for this fact. Probably, NVIDIA’s better driver plays its role since this preliminary version of the game doesn’t have any sparkling special effects. At least we can’t lay blame on the low geometry processing speed anymore – ATI’s new graphics processor is NVIDIA’s better in this respect as you know.
With FSAA and AF enabled, NVIDIA’s graphics cards look unsure, as we’ve seen a number of times, since their algorithms of working with the memory are less efficient. No wonder the RADEON X800 XT is at the level of the GeForce 6800 Ultra here, and the RADEON X800 Pro easily beats the GeForce 6800, competing on equal terms with the 16-pipelined GeForce 6800 GT. As for the advantages of NVIDIA’s new architecture, you can see them in the example of the GeForce 6800, although the RADEON 9800 XT is very close to it in the 1600x1200 resolution.