ATI or NVIDIA – The Battle For Adult Gaming GPU’sTue, Oct 24, 2006 - 12:00 AM
ATI Versus NVIDIA Image Quality
ATI – Direct3D Image Quality
NVIDIA – Direct3D Image Quality
When it comes to Direct3D image quality the differences were very obvious. Both the ATI and NVIDIA graphic cards had the highest AA setting enabled in the driver and while it helped the NVIDIA image quality a difference was not see with the ATI graphics card. The image with the NVIDIA card was near perfect if one can over look the jaggies on the background images. The right side of the door frame wasn’t smoothed out like it should be, but it’s Direct3D is hands down better on NVIDIA.
ATI – OpenGL Image Quality
NVIDIA – OpenGL Image Quality
When it came to OpenGL testing it was hard to notice any difference between ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards other than the fact that the NVIDIA card ran at 5 frames per second while the ATI card ran the same scene at 85 frames per second with the eye candy enabled.
Final Thoughts and Conclusions:
The adult game title Virtually Jenna was found to have the best image quality when run in OpenGL mode and of the two video card brands the win would have to go to ATI. The ATI based graphics card could smoothly play Virtually Jenna with all the eye candy enabled with no jagged edges were in sight. The Nvidia based graphics card we test rendered the graphics in the game just fine in OpenGL mode, but never topped six frames per second, which lead to a jerky (no pun intended) gaming experience. If you can handle jagged edges on your cyber dream girls then either card will work fine as both run fine in Direct3D mode. If you have any comments on the game or our benchmarking of it please voice your thoughts in this forum thread or DIGG it if you found it interesting!
Legit Bottom Line: If 3D pr0n is your thing then think of ATI as being the Viagra for gaming!