The difference between performance of ATI Radeon HD 3870 and Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT will hardly become considerably more significant or considerably less significant without FSAA 4x (unless you use a very slow CPU - there will be no difference, or very fast, overclocked, CPU). FSAA is needed even in 1920x1200 and higher.
Image quality (IQ) comparison article is uneasy thing to do these days. There are a lot of reasons for that:
- Firstly, a lot depends on applications and their rendering methods (not all support FSAA).
- Secondly, thanks to Nvidia's TWIMTBP, ATI has no access to certain games until they are released, thus, Radeon graphics cards may suffer from performance and/or quality problems which eventually get solved.
- Thirdly, we are not completely sure about the list of games where our readers would like us to compare quality and what exactly we should compare.
- Fourthly, image quality should be compared considering performance factor as well. We do use driver settings that produce similar IQ on ATI Radeon and Nvidia GeForce when making speed comparison. But what exactly should we compare in case of IQ comparison is not completely certain: not a lot of people enable the absolutely highest IQ settings in the drivers.
There are a lot of uncertainities these days regarding IQ comparison. So, while we do have certain ideas, we are more likely to compare IQ briefly in the foreseeable future rather than do a comprehensive IQ review.
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