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Gigabyte AP64D-H Radeon 8500 Video Card Review

By: Cameron Johnson | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Benchmarks Continued

 

OpenGL Benchmark - Quake III Arena

 

Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a range of different products.

 

 

Here the ATi looses to nVidia. ATi's OpenGL engine is less than stellar compared to its D3D support. ATi has moved towards Microsoft in the games department as evident with the D3D enhancements, but in OpenGL the ATi loses out a bit.

 

OpenGL Benchmark - Star Trek Voyager

 

Star Trek Voyager is a real-world OpenGL benchmark. Based on the Quake III Arena engine, this game is an OpenGL master utilizing OpenGL 1.0. We also apply the new OpenGL 1.3 patch to allow for the use of Hardware T&L's use as well as new optimizations for AMD Athlon XP and Pentium 4 SSE2.

 

 

Same trend here, though with the latest patches we get better performance due to the new ICD standards.

 

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