Quake 3 Arena
Honestly, I feel that this game has pretty much run its course as a good benchmark for the high-end gamer market. Still, it's a popular game, and I guess it's important to see if we can crack the 400FPS ceiling...
The Ti4400 does quite well with this older game engine, but naturally fall s a little behind given its slower clock speed. Overclocked is another story though, as it edges out the Ti4600 (stock speed).
Jedi Knight 2
Also based on the Quake 3 Engine, it offers a little more in the way of stress, but again, not too rough on todays videocards as it's a little more CPU limited.
The trend is similar to Quake 3. Neither the Ti4400 or Ti4600 comes close to the Radeon 9700 Pro, and overclocked, the Ti4400 keeps pace with the Ti4600.
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Another Q3 game, and can be quite a system hog when you're playing on a large multiplayer map.
All the cards maintain about 100fps and up, so it's obvious that todays popular OpenGL games don't exactly do much to put a dent in framerates. Well, you'll want to play at higher resolutions, but more importantly, you'll want to play with image quality settings set to maximum levels.
3D Mark 2001SE, 4xAA and 4XS
We bumped things down to 1024x768 since I'm sure 3000 3D Mark scores will give some people a heart attack. At 4xAA, the 9700 Pro almost doubles everyone else. The Ti4400 holds up quite well compared to the Ti4600.
nVidia has hyped their 4XS AA, which is supposed to provide better image quality, but at the expense of framerates. Both the Ti4600 and the Ti4400 (OC'd and stock) score lower this time around. The 9700 doesn't support 4XS, so naturally we could not test it.
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