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AquaMark 3 - Time for nVidia to face the reality? - Benchmarks - AquaMark 3 - Default

In two days time Massive Development in Germany will release AquaMark 3, a fully compliant DX9 benchmark which offers gamers the ability to measure the performance of their graphics cards for the next 12 months. With all the news of poor DX9 performance from nVidia's NV35 lately, Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has posted an article examining the performance under AquaMark 3 compared to ATI's R350 while taking a preview look at the upcoming benchmark. Read on!

| Benchmarks in Software | Posted: Sep 13, 2003 4:00 am

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In the first of our benchmarks we see that the new Detonator 51.75 drivers offer around 8% gain over the older drivers with no AA. The Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB is only about 2% behind the 256MB monster FX.

 

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Here we see the increase in performance in the new drivers is 8% with Radeon being about 5% slower.

 

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In this benchmark, as we enter the high resolution range, the new drivers offer a fairly significant 8% increase in performance with the Radeon almost 10% behind.

 

We can see with these three benchmarks that the Radeon becomes slower and slower compared to FX as we increase the resolution.

 

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