Thanks to Hyper Z HD and its highly-efficient method of reducing the load on memory bandwidth in scenes with massive overdraw, graphics cards based on the latest VPUs from ATI Technologies get a huge speed benefit over the GeForce 6800 Ultra in UT2003’s “Inferno” level with all the eye-candy capabilities like full-scene antialiasing and anisotropic filtering are turned on. At the end, the RADEON X800 PRO finds itself competing with more expensive GeForce 6800 Ultra.
On the “Antalus” level ATI’s win over the competitor in “eye-candy” mode is even more impressive, especially when we see the RADEON X800 PRO beating the $499 card from NVIDIA once again.
Well, it seems that the new ATI Technologies’ graphics processors feel themselves like a fish in the water in situations when they have to render extremely complex scenes. NVIDIA’s GeForce 6800 Ultra brings us some good speed too, but is behind the rival under heavy load – that’s for sure.