Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally 04 has considerably more advanced graphics engine; therefore the performance results shown by various graphics cards are radically different from the results in the previous test. The RADEON X800 XT leads with the solid advantage.
Under heavy workloads the RADEON X800-series of graphics processors have another chance to expose their perfection.
The NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra demonstrates results comparable to the RADEON X800 PRO, but once optimizations of the trilinear filtering are disabled, the speed of NVIDIA’s high-end GPU drops to the level of the RADEON 9800 XT. This allows us to assume that the major factor which influenced the results in eye-candy mode in the Colin McRae Rally 04 game is the speed of anisotropic filtering, as only this feature gets a boost from tri-linear filtering optimizations.