Asus EN 8800 GTX - nVidia's G80 Performance Revealed
Published: 21st November 2006 | Source: Asus | Price: |Quake 4
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that has not always ran so well on ATI hardware, being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes.
Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for Quake 4 on a Dell 2405FPW:
Oblivion is an awesome RPG with a simply huge immersive environment, great graphics and incredibly realistic scenery. This game is currently one of the most testing games that you can buy and it is certainly a test of the high-end cards here. I chose to do a run-through of the Arena part of the game. I spoke to a character, did some magic whilst in a fight and fought in the arena that is pretty huge. Also as well as doing this test I took a wander around to make sure that the benchmark resembled the general gameplay with each card. This benchmark really tests today's cards and ATI cards seem to do very well in this game, with nVidia cards lagging behind slightly.
Also note that I used the "Chuck" patch to enable AA and HDR for the ATI cards this was integrated in ATI's latest drivers. The nVidia card also allowed me to run the game with AA and HDR.
Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for Oblivion on a Dell 2405FPW display:
It's great to see nVidia manage to get HDR and AA in most situations with the 8800GTX and the sheer speed that the card implements this is beyond what we were imagining could be done before 8800 came out.