Comanche 4

Flight simulators rarely make good graphics benchmarks as they are mostly CPU/platform limited, but in order to make this review complete with included one in the test suite. We used the publicly available Comanche 4 demo and ran its internal benchmark to see if it could harness the power of the R300:

Comanche 4
Benchmark Demo @ 1024x768
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600

49.7

51.9

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0
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10
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21
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31
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42
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52
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62

This should come as a bit of a surprise, but the Radeon 9700 Pro actually falls behind the Ti 4600 in this test. The explanation is simple; at most resolutions Comanche 4, like most flight simulators, is CPU and driver bound allowing the lesser equipped GeForce4 to inch its way ahead.

Comanche 4
Benchmark Demo @ 1280x1024
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600

49.6

49.4

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0
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10
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20
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30
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40
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50
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60

The two are effectively tied at 1280x1024.

Comanche 4
Benchmark Demo @ 1600x1200
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600

47.2

44.2

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0
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9
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19
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28
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38
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47
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6

Finally at 1600x1200 we begin to see the Radeon 9700 Pro pull away, but not by much; it's clear that both of these cards are overkill for this game.

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  • SlyNine - Sunday, March 28, 2010 - link

    Long live the 9700pro lol. Reply
  • joeh4384 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - link

    I remember having a P4 and the all in wonder version of this back in 03. Reply
  • Thatguy97 - Thursday, May 07, 2015 - link

    Best card of all time hands down Reply
  • astrophysicsblackguy - Sunday, May 21, 2017 - link

    Amazing graphics card, plays battlefield 1 flawlessly. Reply
  • Mitty - Friday, April 13, 2018 - link

    Mine was watercooled. ;) God I feel old. Reply

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