The Fast and Furious: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX Review. Page 25
[01/24/2006 08:28 PM | Graphics]
by Anton Shilov , Alexey Stepin
ATI Technologies’ highly-anticipated Radeon X1800-series proved to be a high-performance lineup, however, ATI failed to grab the crown of the indisputable leader from Nvidia Corp. with the new family and the latter’s GeForce 7800 GTX 512, which was never available in mass quantities, attracted a lot of attention to Nvidia’s products. Today ATI attempts to fight back its leadership with the Radeon X1900 XTX graphics card, which offers a promise to be the fastest consumer board in the world. Find out whether the Radeon X1900 XTX delivers on its promise in this review that includes 24 gaming benchmarks.
Serious Sam 2
There are some shader-based effects in Serious Sam 2 , too. Besides normal maps it supports parallax mapping and HDR.
The game still exhibits a strong liking for the GeForce 7 architecture and the Radeon X1900 XTX is only a few fps better than the previous model despite the threefold difference in the number of their pixel processors. The Radeon X1900 and X1800 cards can’t even maintain a playable frame rate in 1024x768 with FSAA disabled. Since the Radeon X1800/X1900 architecture has proved its worth in the rest of the games, we are inclined to put the blame on the Serious Sam 2 game engine.
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