Using the the full installation of Unreal Tournament 2003 along with the newest patch gives us a very nice real world benchmark! We also used [H]ardOCP’s UT2003 Benchmarking utility version 2.1. Resolutions of 1024×768, 1280×1024, and 1600×1200 were tested in Direct3D High Quality mode in Antalus, and Inferno.
One can clearly see that the Chaintech Apogee is the most powerful of these three video cards when AA and AF are turned off. The next graphs shows our results using 4x AA and 8xAF to put even more strain on the cards.
This is where real gaming benchmarks are important as the Chaintech A-FX71 dominates when the “eye candy” is turned off, but the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro catches up and actually passes the 5600 Ultra when AA and AF are activated.
SPECviewperf 7.1 is a professional OpenGL rendering benchmark that can evaluate the performance of OpenGL rendering in a professional workstation environment.