Quake Wars Performance
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars – OpenGL
As of right now, the GeForce 8800 cards easily pulled ahead of the Radeon HD 2900 XT in our testing with Quake Wars, but it clearly looks like the performance of the 2900 XT is being held up by the driver – the 2900 XT only runs about 20% faster than the X1950 XTX. The margin separating the two cards is much greater in Quake 4, which is also based on the Doom 3 engine. The GeForce 8800 GTX SLI setup is clearly CPU bound at 16x12 and 19x12, this is pretty impressive considering we’re running a Core 2 Extreme X6800. Meanwhile the stock GeForce 8800 Ultra runs anywhere from 4-8% faster than the 8800 GTX, while both GTS boards turn in similar performance numbers at all resolutions, including 2560x1600. Let’s see what happens to the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB board though once AA is turned on.