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Radeon vs MX (again)

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Autolycus, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    im about to yank the Radeon out of my cube and run some tests vs the MX, i'll be using one of the new dual 500Mhz G4's with AGP 4x... i'll pretty much only be testing Q3, (some 2D stuff too, but the radeon is going to own in that category). i'll be back in an hour or 2 with the results
     
  2. cowofwar

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    sveeeet
     
  3. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    well, that was interesting :D

    ok, the system configuration:
    533Mhz G4
    768 MB PC133 RAM
    AGP 4x
    22" cinema display

    I ran a set of timedemos in Q3, i used the release version because 1.27's demos were misbehaving and all the 1.17 servers were busy or down. column 1 is demo 1, and 2 is demo 2. after testing the Radeon, i discovered that i hadnt installed the new drivers, the 3rd column is with v1.1.1. anyway, here goes....

    Radeon
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    800x600x32-----55.5----55.5----56.3
    1024x768x16---51.7----51.9----54.2
    1024x768x32---46.6----46.3----49.6
    1600x1200x16--36.4-------------41.2 <--- OMG

    GeForce MX
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    800x600x32-----58.8----59.9
    1024x768x16---54.0----54.5
    1024x768x32---43.6----43.8
    1600x1200x16--34.4

    all tests were run with texture detail cranked all the way up, and trilinear filtering. i'll have this computer for a while, so if you want me to test out some other stuffs just post something :D

    (too bad HTML code is off, this would've been WAAAAY easier with tables :p)

    [Edited by Keeksy on 02-02-2001 at 07:44 PM]
     
  4. Keeksy

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    Scores prove the Radeon is slightly faster, like I've been saying. :)

    Auto, your Radeon scores looked like this:

    800x600x32-----55.5----55.5----56.3
    1024x768x32---46.6----46.3----49.6
    1024x768x16---51.7----51.9----54.2
    1600x1200x16--36.4-------------41.2 <--- OMG

    I swapped the two 1024X768 scores to match the MX's:

    800x600x32-----55.5----55.5----56.3
    1024x768x16---51.7----51.9----54.2
    1024x768x32---46.6----46.3----49.6
    1600x1200x16--36.4-------------41.2 <--- OMG
     
  5. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    oops, oh well.
     
  6. cowofwar

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    Which means I like the Radeon better since I play at 1024x768.

    With a Radeon I might just try even higher. mmmmm......

    Gimme OS X + Dual processors + Altivec Engine + Altivec aware Q3A code + Radeon + 4x AGP = serious gaming machine.
     

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