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XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra - Image Quality Testing - AA and AF

XGI has been in the 3D graphics game for only a little over nine months and already has a top to bottom line of products available from their short list of AIB partners. Today we look at the XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra Dual GPU graphics card put directly against the 9800 XT and FX 5950. We use a whole bunch of the latest drivers including nVidia's ForceWare 56.64 which is being released today.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 15, 2004 5:00 am

Image Quality Testing - AA and AF

 

We've seen the performance numbers, now it is time to compare image quality between all three cards under Far Cry.

 

- XGI Volari V8 Ultra IQ

 

 

Without any AA or AF, image quality wasn't the best, but due to the drivers being quite new we can't expect XGI to have everything perfect from day one. We suspect this is a bug XGI is still working on as we didn't experience this type of texture ripping with the games we benchmarked with.

 

 

When turning on AA and AF we found that the image quality is quite blurry, as you can see for yourself. We are sure that this is something that we will see improve as time goes on.

 

- ATI Radeon 9800 XT IQ

 

 

There is no doubt that ATI still has the best image quality around.

 

 

When moving to AA the 9800 XT only looks better and still continues to run exceptionally smooth.

 

- nVidia GeForce FX5950 IQ

 

 

The 5950 looks excellent and image quality does come down to personal taste, while some may feel that the nVidia looks better others may feel the ATI looks better.

 

 

The 5950 does look excellent when moving to AA and like the 9800XT still has room to move as these cards were only set to 4 X AA and 4 X AF to keep it fair with the XGI card which maxes out at these settings.

 

 

 

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