Half-Life 2 Performance - e3_bugbait.dem

Under this demo, the GeForce4 Ti 4600 steps up to the plate and comes in as a third place winner. Once again, remember that out of the entire bunch, the visual quality on the Ti 4600 would be the worst here as it is using the baseline DX8.0 (pixel shader 1.1) code path.

The Radeon 9800 and 9700 Pro both take the lead, outperforming the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra by around 32% here. The Radeon 9600 Pro manages to offer extremely good bang for your buck, slightly outperforming the 5900 Ultra.

The performance gap grows to be a massive 61% advantage for the Radeon 9800 Pro over the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra at 1280x1024.

Half-Life 2 Performance - e3_techdemo_5.dem Half-Life 2 Performance - e3_c17_02.dem
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Anand, when using the Print Article feature in Mozilla 1.4, I was shown only graphs from one map throughout. For instance, after clicking Print Article, all graphs were of the bug level. Hitting F5 showed them all to be of techdemo. In both cases, some graphs didn't correspond to your comments.

    This may be b/c the article was just posted, but thought I'd give you a heads-up anyway.

    Thanks for the interesting read, and hopefully we'll see screenshots of the differences between the DX8.0. 8.1, 8.2, NV3x, and DX9 modes soon (the only thing lacking from this article, IMO)!
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    .. goddammit, all the flashes are arranged improperly. (Techdemo on bugbait pages, city on techdemo...) FIX IT. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    I was hoping anand would compair a 128mb 9800pro to a 256mb one, guess I'll still have to wait =( Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Hey Anand, you have a 9500 Pro lying around?

    Eh, well, it doesn't need to be included anyway. We all know how it would do: 5% worse than the 9700 Pro.
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    #5 & #6 : +1
    I ll keep my G4 Ti 4200@300/600.
    I m sure HL² will still rocks in DX 8.1
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Where are the numbers with AA/AF enabled? I know the article intimates that there's a negligible performance hit, but I'd still like to see the numbers. Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Man, the Ti series has been doing this for a while!

    http://www.amdmb.com/article-display.php?ArticleID...
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    I feel the same way about the GF4Ti series. Never did like the FXes much... Reply
  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Hahahahaha.

    Go you Ti4600, GO! I BELIEVE IN THE Ti4600!

    If all I am going to lose is a bit of image quality, then no great loss. At least it isn't back to 640x480!

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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 12, 2003 - link

    Wow 9800 pro barely edges out 9700 pro. 9600 pro seems to be the best deal if people are still waiting to upgrade.

    Obviously Nvidia lost this round with nv30 and nv35.
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