- Page 1 nVidia GeForce GTX 280
- Page 2 GT200: Graphics Architecture
- Page 3 Counter-Strike: Source
- Page 4 Call of Duty 4
- Page 5 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
- Page 6 Race Driver: GRID
- Page 7 Crysis
- Page 8 GTX 280: Test Setup
- Page 9 GTX 280: The Card
- Page 10 GT200: GPGPU Architecture and Other Features
- Page 11 GT200: Graphics Architecture
- Page 12 Verdict
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars distinguishes itself from all our other tests by the fact it uses the open source OpenGL API rather than Microsoft’s DirectX. It’s a team-based first person shooter set in a dystopian future war scenario. As a player you get to choose from an enormous range of character types and playing styles, and there’s a whole host of vehicles to choose from too. Battles can span vast areas of open space and involve a huge number of participants. All in all, it’s multiplayer heaven.
We test using the 32-bit version of the game, which is patched to version 1.4. We use a custom timedemo from the Valley level, which we feel is about as graphically intensive as the game gets. We feel a framerate of at least 50fps is required for this game as the intense multiplayer action and high speed mouse movement demands it.
All in-game settings are set to their maximum and we test with 0xAA 0xAF, 2xAA 4xAF, and 4xAA 8xAA. Transparency anti-aliasing is also manually turned on through the driver, though this is obviously only enabled when normal AA is being used in-game.
The positive story continues with Enemy Territory – GTX280 simply blows away everything else. Even the 9800 GX2 consistently has to play second fiddle and this is a game that scales very well in SLI.