Asus X1950 Pro Crossfire (EAX1950PRO)

Game Tests - Quake 4 and Oblivion

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Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus Technology


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.


I tested both Crossfire and non-Crossfire configurations.

 

Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for Quake 4 on a Dell 2405FPW display:


asus x1950pro q4

asus x1950 xtx pro quake 4


Here we can see that Crossfire does incredibly well on Quake 4. I was very impressed with just the base performance of the X1950Pro and Crossfire takes it to another level. This goes to show that multi-GPU is the way to go for Doom 3 engine performance and that nVidia don't have it their own way.


Oblivion

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.


I tested both Crossfire and non-Crossfire configurations.

 

Also note that I used the "Chuck" patch to enable AA and HDR for the ATI cards - this improved the gaming experience immensely.


Here are the settings that were found to be optimal for Oblivion on a Dell 2405FPW display:

asus x1950 pro oblivion

asus x1950 pro oblivion

ATI do well in Oblivion and the X1950 Pro single card is no exception. 2 x AA looks amazing at 1680 x 1050 in single card mode and adding another card lets you really up the details at 1920 x 1200 and 2 x AA. Gaming like this is stunning in an immersive game like Oblivion.

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Most Recent Comments

13-11-2006, 04:47:18

FarFarAway
We get a couple of these awesome VFM cards and put them through their paces in single card and Crossfire config

click

13-11-2006, 06:13:51

FragTek
Nice review, and great cards to boot!!

13-11-2006, 06:15:36

FarFarAway
For £133 they're v. good value

13-11-2006, 07:17:22

Ham
Thats prob the best price: performance card ive see... well ever.

14-11-2006, 11:54:02

TJS
Definitely too late, unless you're on a tight budget. With the onslaught of nVidia's DX10 8800GTX's and GTS's, I don't see them selling very well, especially when nVidia starts slinging mid-range DX10 GT's into the market. (Is the 'GTS' supposed to be the 'GT' version? I'm a bit confused right now.)

TJS

14-11-2006, 14:08:08

FarFarAway
No I have to say £133 for a GPU that performs that well is an absolute bargain. no diggedy no doubt

21-11-2006, 22:03:28

Mr. Popo
Great job reviewing those bad boys!

22-11-2006, 01:10:10

liqnit
Great review

i love that Asus have been so fast to amend their mistake

22-11-2006, 05:05:48

FarFarAway
Yeah I was pretty impressed by that too: good work by Asus imo

22-11-2006, 05:25:00

Toxcity
OoOOoooo!

Cheap as chips!

If I wasn't a Nvidia homeboy I would get one...

06-02-2007, 13:33:18

dada
good review really helping me decide on a graphics card

06-02-2007, 13:36:02

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='dada'
good review really helping me decide on a graphics card
Excellent that's what we like to hear

06-02-2007, 15:08:54

Mr. Popo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Excellent that's what we like to hear
Good stuff indeed.
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