Driverheaven Source Benchmark

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  1. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    I wonder if thts game is like D3 in that you get different results if you set AA and AF on in the driver CP only, or in the game only and set "app preference" in the driver?? I know D3 shows different results, but most games don't..
     
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    Oh! They did?? :eek: I wouldn´t have done that for sure..
    Well, they got a great card anyway. :)
     
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    But something still isn't right. Why was 8xaa used for the 6800 in the highest quality test and 6xaa for the x800? That isn't fair is it? We all now how heavy 8xaa is and it does look better then 6xaa on a ati card...:confused:
     
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    Yeah but my gt at least cant do 6aa the only option above 4aa is 8ss, its a little misleading but Veridian3 just used the highest aa on each card so people would know. As i said the 4aa tests are more comparable but the xt are still ahead in that.

    Could you do some tests on the gt and pro's Veridian3 please;)
     
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    8xS is NOT looking better than ATI's 6xAA - but the performance is indeed lower due to the supersampling taking place. Plus, I fail to see why this is unfair; Veridian3 benched the highest AA modes the two cards have to offer. Is it his fault that 8xS is slower?
     
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    I tend to agree.
     
  7. Chaos

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    lets keep the personal remark out of this thread please :)
     
  8. Milano

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    Benchmarks

    Well, to perhaps achieve a bit more clarity on the matter, lets see some more benchmarks posted from users.

    I am currently at work so I can't do any further tests yet, but earlier this morning I did a few quick ones.

    Firstly, my system specs:

    Athlon xp 2500+ @3200+ (around 2.2Ghz)
    1 GB PC3200 (generic, if my memory serves me correctly) DDR ram
    A7N8x Deluxe Nforce 2 Mobo
    Sapphire x800 PRO - o/c'ed to: clock speed: 500, memory: 550 (1100)

    Firstly, at 1600x1200 6xfsaa and 16xasf I received an average of about 65fps on the stress test, and secondly, at 1600x1200 2xfsaa and 2xasf I received an average of 72.4 fps during the stress test.

    What did some other people get? I am especially interested in what some comparable Nvidia cards received since the performance difference as indicated by these DH benchmarks do not sit too well with me - I would expect Nvidia to achieve better results.

    Thanks all!
     
  9. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    No way, I think 6xAA on an ATI card looks better than any level of AA on any Nvidia card.. 4x AA on an ATI card looks better than most levels of AA on an Nvidia card too.. Nvidia really still needs work on their AA.
     
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    Very true, imho. I have owned several Nvidia cards and several ATI cards in the past - so I try to be as objective as possible when it comes to comparisons even though I am currently an ATI owner.

    I have always thought that the FSAA on ATI cards was much better than comparable levels on the Nvidia cards.
     
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    So dont care what somebody says to me if their post count is below 200. But thanks for trying to keep up the forum rules Chaos
     
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    Any links? I'm still desperately fishing around for more official tests of this nature, but haven't come up with anything thus far. :(
     
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    Nope nothing published that i can link to i'm afraid.
     
  14. Milano

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    Hmmm, well as the current owner of an x800pro that makes me happy :)
     
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    This is your quote, that led me to doubt your intelligence.....

    " look everybody my medium PC is nearly as fast as that nvidia ueber PC. rofl (me happy)
    me also happy nvidiots are unhappy now..."
     
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    I must be blind because that link goes nowhere- But I have seen all the screenshots, and had an Nvidia card, currently ATI's AA looks better, but I guess some people will never see that or think that.
     
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    i know it was slightly uncalled for but I was awake for 15 minutes. just benchmarked and came in my pants cause it looked so good. then got here and see the results here. Then I laughted cause the GT does not do much better.

    I have not benched at 1280x960 with no aa and af with my setup but I am sure I get over 60Fps!! I will check ones I get home.

    but check this out
    My system:
    Abit NF7-S Rev. 2.0, Barton 2800+, 1024MB 333DDR (cheap),Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb

    £67.12
    £74.35
    £150
    £180
    total £471


    Ueber system with GT
    £399.6
    £586
    £197.40
    £95
    total £1277

    Reference Nvidia Geforce 6800Ultra 256mb
    Athlon64 FX-53
    1gb Corsair PC3200LL
    MSI K8T neo2- FIR

    the prices are just the components that matter, not hd, soundcard etc etc.
    1280x960 = 95Fps on ueber system

    I am not home so cant bench but I am sure 60Fps should be easily archivable.


    difference in price is 271%
    difference in performance is 58%

    wait? did I calculate that right? god my maths sucks ueber... :dead:
    correct me if I am wrong. with the x800 though performance is a lot higher
     
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    Well, this is completely different from the preliminery benchmarks performed over at VR-Zone. I'm personally, very disappointed to see this huge division in these two engines. Just when game developers in the console world are doing 'cross platform' games, the PC world does a 180 Degree turn with it and creates a potentially devasting rift for PC gamers. PC games sales are quite poor nowadays, and to see that gamers have to choose either and not both due to performance issues is just plain idiotic.

    Will I have to purchase 2 video cards just so I can play my games with good framerates? I sincerely hope not. If I ever bought a X800XT PE or 6800 Ultra, I'd be mighty angry to see that I can't play 'all' games well. ATI have already announced their intentions for improving OpenGL performance and that's a good move to win back the Doom 3 crowd. As for nVidia, I hope they do something which would improve their performance with the Source Engine, because they take a big performance hit. I was seriously hoping that the 6800 GT would perform alright on HL2, because I wanted to see the whole nVidia = Doom 3 and D3D = HL2 nonesense be shattered. But so far that's not the case.

    Well, my kudos goes to Veridian for doing a great job on getting those benchmarks out for us. :)

    It's a great time to be a fanboy, but a terrible time to be a gamer. :(
     
  20. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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