GPU Shootout with Unreal Tournament 2003 - July 2002by Anand Lal Shimpi on July 1, 2002 4:02 AM EST
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As you can expect, we didn't have any problems with NVIDIA's latest Detonator drivers (29.42) and the latest build of UT2003.
Surprisingly enough, Matrox's latest Parhelia drivers actually worked better than ATI's CATALYST drivers under UT2003. The problem with ATI's publicly available CATALYST drivers is that Detailed Textures aren't properly supported, meaning they won't be rendered and anywhere that they are used you'll run into annoying flashing textures. ATI has fixed the issue internally and it looks like that latest 7.73 drivers that have been leaked contain the fix as well. We're hoping that they'll make this fix into an official CATALYST release before the official release of the UT2003 demo.
We didn't run into any problems with the Kyro II drivers either; we used version 15.084 from Hercules' website.
Windows XP Professional Test Bed
AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
133.3MHz x 13.0
EPoX 8K3A+ BIOS Revision 8k3a2328 - 3/28/2002
VIA KT333 Chipset
1 x 256MB DDR266 CAS2 Corsair DIMM
80GB Maxtor D740X
|Video Cards (Drivers)||
ATI Radeon 7500
(64MB) - v7.73