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SiS enters the 3D Arena - Xabre on Trial - Benchmarks - Test System and FSAA

SiS has been known in history for their less-than-stellar line of graphics chips for past several years now. With new R&D tactics SiS has braved the 3D front once again with the Xabre GPU. Breathtaking products from SiS have been few and far between, but some of the latest SiS products have been receiving good press, does the Xabre have what it takes to compete with the nVidia GeForce 4 MX460 in the value/mainstream market place? Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us an answer!

By: | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 23, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: SiS

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4B GHz (Northwood)


Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-333 Kingmax (512MB)


Video Card: Leadtek A170 Pro (GF4 MX460)


Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM


Drivers:Nvidia DetXP rev 29.42, Xabre 302A.02 VGA


Software Used: 3Dmark2000, 3Dmark2001, Quake 3 Arena, Aquanox, DroneZmark, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Jedi Knight II.


Editors Note: Please note that only one resolution of 1024x768 was used since the reviewers monitor is currently only capable of this resolution. A new monitor is currently being sought.


FSAA - Quake 3 Arena


Due to popular request, we have added some images taken from Quake 3 Arena with FSAA enabled on both of our test cards.


nVidia Geforce4 MX460 FSAA 4x Enabled





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This shows the nVidia Geforce4 MX460 with 4x Anti-Aliasing enabled. While a screenshot doesn't do it justice, you get the idea.


nVidia Geforce4 MX460 FSAA Disabled





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This is an image with FSAA disabled. Unless you are really looking its hard to see the difference, but when playing, you do notice some extra little things such a shadow draw and extra detail.


SiS Xabre 400 JFSAA 4x Enabled





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This shows SiS's Jitter-Free Anti-Aliasing enabled, looking quite sharp indeed.


Xabre 400 JFSAA Disabled





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As with the nVidia part, this shows the Anti-Aliasing disabled, still we see a sharp image.


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