ATi's New Radeon - Smart Technology Meets Brute Force

Benchmark Results - Quake 3 Arena Demo001 FSAA

Unfortunately all but two cards are able to properly do this FSAA mode correctly. The VD5 5500 does have a slight video quality edge in this mode but it's very hard to tell the two pictures apart. It takes very close examination to notice the differences at this setting. When we bring our high color and resolution FSAA modes into the testing, the Radeon rages forward to take a commanding lead over the 3dfx offering. ATi can probably chalk this win up thanks to Hyper Z as it saves precious memory, bandwidth and processing time.