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ATi Hits Back (Again) with Mid-Range X700 line, Driver Tweak

Flight Simulator 2004

To determine the in-game performance in Flight Simulator 2004 we used a recorded video of a flight in the scenario "Hong Kong at dusk." We used the standard quality settings with unlimited framerate and trilinear filtering.

In Flight Simulator 2004 the X700 XT begins starts out leading its direct competitor. Once the resolution is cranked up, however, the GeForce 6600 GT sneaks by it. The X700 XT actually returned better results without the A.I. optimizations.

Flight Simulator 2004 - 4x FSAA & 8x Aniso

Same test as before, but with 4xFSAA und 8x anisotropic filtering forced through the driver.

With the A.I. optimizations enabled, the X700 XT comes in behind the GeForce 6600 GT. Interestingly, it fares much better without them! Although we suspected a measuring error at first, this turned out not to be the case. We will analyze this phenomenon further.