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The Fastest Graphics Cards of Summer 2005: Ultimate Testing of 17 GPUs in 30 Games

Started by: ej | Date 09/09/05 10:27:03 AM
Comments: 72 | Last Comment:  08/25/06 12:25:51 PM

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Great summary of graphics cards. It's nice to see how they compare to each other.
Can someone explain why the 6800 Ultra has a roughly 30 % performance lead in some of the Far Cry benchmarks?

I'd assume the only difference is the slightly higher clock speeds, but the performance increase is larger than the clock increase.
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^^ Compared to the 6800 GT
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No World of Warcraft benchmarks?
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And where is Ati's newcomer X800GT? This article is half a year late in my opinion.
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Why do you keep testing with uncomparable Settings? Did'nt you guys notice the discussions about shimmering on NV40/G70 cards?

HQ without optimizations is comparable with AI default: http://www.3dcenter.org/artikel/g70_flimmern/index_e.php
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As we said, we select the highest graphics quality settings in each game, the same for graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA. Furthermore, we use different quality settings compared to other web-sites. Moreover, we have compared quality of both ATI- and NVIDIA-based graphics cards and generally we consider the quality comparable.
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There are some scenes in Quake III Arena, where you definitely see a big difference between Q+OPts, Q and HQ. Even at quality settings without optimizations shimmering is more noticable than on Ati with driver default settings (p.e. q3dm15 or q3dm17).

With your positive texture LOD setting for ATi cards you won't see any texture shimmering @ all. Here is the link to a Farcry savegame, showing a high frequency shader whoch wonderful points out the different driver quality settings: http://s12.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2ASBNF7KJCUAV2F81GW6OGOWUI

Screenshot: http://img305.imageshack.us/img305/581/farcry00299tc.jpg
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/10/05 01:49:57 PM]
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here, CHEATON's shimmer cheat.

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1812/
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It is not exact the same problem. If you know Zeckensacks Moiré Monster, you also know, that there are textures which are shimmering all the time, even with perfect NV25 AF. There are videos on 3DCenter which show, without a doubt, that ATi AI is comparable with NV40 HQ.

NVs 78.03 fixed shimmering issues on G70. G70 HQ is now shimmering as much as NV40 HQ. And if you test my Farcry savegame you will see, that NV40/G70 HQ is shimmering, Q ist flickering and Q+Opts is ugly enough to suffer from eyecancer...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/11/05 01:01:12 AM]
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more CHEATON's CHEAT AF source


http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/09/08/cat58_shimmering/
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ATLEAST PROVIDE A OPTION TO SEE THE GAME TEST RATHER THAN HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE PAGE. FOR THAT REASON, BHAHH DON'T HAVE TIME TO LOOK AT YOUR REVIEW.WASTE OF TIME..OFF TO SOME OTHER SITE
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Such a lot of work you do, it must take hours and we get the result with one mouse click.
Thanks
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Best graphic card review yet, just missing 6800GT SLi and 7800GT SLi scores...
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what happened to some of the Graphics card results i cant see the 6800 Ultra in some results
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Very good and informative article.
You might want to correct error in Performance-Mainstream conclusion (page 44), where GeForce 6800 (and not GeForce 6600) should be compared with two other cards.
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seem kind of odd that a 7800 gt performs like a 6800 vanilla at 10 X 7 then gains 30 fps when going up to 12 x 10 in the BF2 benchmarks
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i've found out that this test used Nvidia chipset based motherboard, ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe, which i've believed giving an advantages to the Nvidia GPU in term of compatibily & performances than ATI GPU. I think, except for SLI configuration, a single GPU test should use Intel based motherboard so it could give fair result between Nvidia & ATI RADEON.
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ACK! It is known, that Nforce MBs auto-overclock NV HW....
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Great article, however - it could be better if you put some graph about the price/performance, and more graphic cards like 6500 and others for value-mainstream market
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This is bullshit 46 page review!
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Geforce 6800 is slower than Geforce 6600GT on some tests... Yea right, that is total pornography...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/12/05 01:05:09 AM]
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Excellent,

But Add an old card like 9700Pro in the test, is better for all reader's to compare and imagine

thx
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/13/05 02:54:44 AM]
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