Performance - Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
High Quality: 640x480x32
Desktop GeForce4 MX 460

Desktop GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 440 Go Max Performance

Desktop GeForce2 MX

GeForce4 440 Go Balanced

GeForce4 440 Go Battery

80.6

78.4

74

60.6

59.3

29.9

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0
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16
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32
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48
|
64
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81
|
97

A new game to our mobile review performance analysis section, we did not have Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast scores for the Mobility Radeon 7500 system. We can hypothesize, however, that the GeForce4 440 Go would continue to outperform the Mobility Radeon 7500 as it has in the majority of other tests.

The performance of the mobile chip was only 5.9% off the performance of the desktop GeForce4 MX 440. With PowerMizer set to a setting other than maximum performance, frame rate was limited in an effort to save power.

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
High Quality: 800x600x32
Desktop GeForce4 MX 460

Desktop GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 440 Go Max Performance

GeForce4 440 Go Balanced

Desktop GeForce2 MX

GeForce4 440 Go Battery

80.1

78.1

73.8

59.3

49.6

30

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0
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16
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32
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48
|
64
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80
|
96

Frame rates really do not fall off when going from 640x480x32 to 800x600x32. As we have noted before, Jedi Knight 2 is a very CPU intensive game, so increasing the resolution slightly does not necessarily decrease performance. The standings of the cards remain similar, with only the desktop GeForce2 MX falling in performance significantly.

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
High Quality: 1024x768x32
Desktop GeForce4 MX 460

Desktop GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 440 Go Max Performance

GeForce4 440 Go Balanced

Desktop GeForce2 MX

GeForce4 440 Go Battery

79.9

75.9

71

55.6

37.3

29.9

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0
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16
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32
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48
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64
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80
|
10

Again, performance does not really fall off at this resolution. We can see that at over 70FPS, the GeForce4 440 Go is more than able to play Jedi Knight 2. Even with PowerMizer set to balanced or battery mode, performance should still be acceptable (although on the border in maximum battery life mode).

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
High Quality: 1280x1024x32
Desktop GeForce4 MX 460

Desktop GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 440 Go Max Performance

GeForce4 440 Go Balanced

Desktop GeForce2 MX

GeForce4 440 Go Battery

75.5

49.9

45.8

30.6

24

19.4

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0
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15
|
30
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45
|
60
|
76
|
91

Finally we see the systems tested hit a video card bottleneck and not a CPU one. Performance of everything with the exception of the desktop GeForce4 MX 460 falls off at 1280x1024x32. The GeForce4 440 Go comes in at 9.0% slower than the GeForce4 MX 440 and 64.8% slower than the GeForce4 MX 460. Balanced mode performance is 49.7% slower than maximum performance mode and maximum battery life mode is 57.7% slower than balanced mode.

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
High Quality: 1600x1200x32
Desktop GeForce4 MX 460

Desktop GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 440 Go Max Performance

GeForce4 440 Go Balanced

GeForce4 440 Go Battery

Desktop GeForce2 MX

59.4

32.8

30.1

23.6

15

14.7

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0
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12
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24
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36
|
48
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59
|
71

At 1600x1200x32 the GeForce4 440 Go performs only 9.0% slower than the desktop GeForce4 MX 440: not bad considering the extremely high resolution we were benchmarking at. Playablity is iffy under balanced mode and not really possible in battery mode. Then again, both of these modes are faster than the not so old GeForce2 MX that many still have in their system. Not bad for a mobile chip, not bad at all.

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