View Full Version : ANANDTECH.com's GPU Shootout with Unreal Tournament 2003!!!!
07-04-2002, 06:57 AM
"It has been a full six months since we started benchmarking with the latest build of Epic's Unreal Engine. When we first introduced the Unreal Performance Test benchmark, Epic had just announced Unreal Tournament II and we were putting the pressure on the hardware vendors to get drivers ready for the game's release later this year. In a matter of weeks Epic will be releasing the first public demo of Unreal Tournament 2003 (formerly UT II), which will stress your graphics cards unlike any first person shooter (FPS) you've ever played."... read on to find out more... (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1647)
07-04-2002, 09:25 AM
A good tip for reading articles at Anand, is to click on the "Print this article" link. It shows the whole article in one window. I find it easier to read, and easier to move back and forth between benchmarks.
This article is another reason why I'm struggling to decide whether or not to get the GF4 4200 or the GF3 200. There is definitely a noticeable jump in framerates between the two, and I think I ought to just quit being a wuss and get the GF4.
07-05-2002, 10:36 AM
If you're interested in a killer budget card, I believe the Soyotech is running their DDR at the same speed on their 4200 as on the 4600, and the cpu is clocked up just a hair too.
07-05-2002, 11:46 AM
hey Muad Dib, trust me on this one-- I jsut built my rig with own bare hands earlier this year, so i got to choose all the compents-- and let me tell you, for a gamer, video-cards are not where to skimp.
I got the PNY Geforce 4 Ti-4400; a whopping 200 bucks on Newegg.com, but worth every penny. It is totally awesome to install the newest games and be able to turn everything up to the max and get great fps and textures and the whole shebang. UT is old hat, but I can run games like Jedi Knight II, Soldier of Fortune II (very demanding), and Warcraft III without a hint of trouble all of them maxed out.
If you skimp, do it on your food money for the month: eat ramen and buy the biggest, scariest video-card you can get... you will be happy you did for a while to come, and if you skimp, you'll feel bad when UT2k3 comes out and you get cruddy performance and graphics.
Go Big, or Go Home....thats what I always say (unless i'm being lazy and just want to slide by...lolz)
07-05-2002, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by "Waffle_King"
If you skimp, do it on your food money for the month: eat ramen and buy the biggest, scariest video-card you can get...
:lol: Spoken like a bachelor! My wife is not too fond of ramen.
I think I will end up getting the 4200, thanks for the tip about the Soyo card, Valis.
07-05-2002, 10:16 PM
I think I'll target the GeForce4 Ti 4200 (64MB) for my next upgrade, based on this article. At $130, it should give a lot of bang for the buck and I probably won't have an over-abundance of money in the near future to do any major upgrades. D*mn child support! :(
07-12-2002, 09:53 PM
Part 2 of this article is up now:
<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1650">GPU Shootout with Unreal Tournament 2003 Part II: CPU Scaling
The Radeon runs UT2K3 pretty good, for my particular system it should work pretty well. I'm going to upgrade to the 7500 with 64MB of DDR ram. It should provide a big increase in framerates from what I have now. (Geforce 2 MX 32 Mb)
And it only costs $57. I'll get the top of the line later after I win the lottery or get a big payraise. :wink:
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