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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9800 Pro Review - Benchmarks - OpenGL

Whatever happened to the olden days when a video card was just something to throw into your system to ensure a screen display? Thankfully they are long gone! With modern advancements in graphics, we are getting ever closer to the day when we can have realism that is near true and speeds that never cause a flicker. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the next level of graphics adapters as he delves into the Gigabyte version of the Radeon 9800 Pro. It isn't just another pretty card!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Real World OpenGL

 

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.

 

 

Even at the lower resolutions, the 9800 Pro takes out Quake over the 9700 Pro. And when pushing up the chain, the gap only gets bigger.

 

Star Trek Voyager

 

Star Trek Voyager is a real-world OpenGL benchmark. Based on the Quake III Arena engine, this game is a OpenGL master utilizing DirectX 8. We also apply the new Opt3D 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.

 

 

Voyager shows the gap even more due to a higher reliance on the 3D system than Quake III.

 

Jedi Knight II

 

Jedi Knight II, Jedi Outcast is another OpenGL game that many have been playing. It has greatly improved graphics over its predecessor and fully supports advanced shaders, as well as very high texture resolutions and effects. There is one demo included in the multi-player section that is good for benchmarking use. In order to enable the benchmarking mode, you have to make a shortcut to the jk2mp.exe program located in the GameData folder of Jedi Knight 2. You have to put the switch "+set sv_cheats1" (no quotes) at the end of the line in the Target Area so that it looks like this: "C:\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\jk2mp.exe" +set sv_cheats 1. The demo file used is jk2ffa.

 

 

Again the gap only grows with a more intense benchmark.

 

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