Club3D Volari Duo V8 Ultra Review: XGI Volari Family Coming to Graphics Market. Page 16
[01/15/2004 01:47 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Anton Shilov , Tim Tscheblockov
We have an exceptionally interesting guest today: a dual-chip XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra graphics card from Club 3D company. eXtreme Graphics Innovation is a new player on the highly competitive 3D graphics market, who decided to break and enter the scene with an expensive dual-GPU part. Historically graphics cards with two processors were able to demonstrate exceptional performance, but were quoted at a very high price-point. Dual-chip products on XGI Technology do not cost more than competitors’ single-chip offerings, but are they really fast in today’s games and have a bright future? Find it out with us!
2x anisotropic filtering
Here is the first surprise: anisotropic filtering by XGI is the same bilinear filtering but with a bit higher level of texture detail. Do you see how far MIP-level borders have been moved?
4x anisotropic filtering
MIP-level borders on the images obtained from Volari are even farther now, but texture quality hasn’t got any better on the remote surfaces. Well, this is a highly original view of anisotropic filtering algorithms, isn’t it?
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