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ATi Radeon HD 3850 in the test: Another price-performance hit?

ATi Radeon HD 3850 in the test: Another price-performance hit?

Call of Juarez

As a test sequence in the Direct3D 10 benchmark for Call of Juarez comes a special flyby scene for use, the various new technical possibilities ofDirect3D 10 API shows. In the new version of the game, the vegetation is 30 percent thicker, there are 30 percent more particle effects, a 25 percent increase in visibility, higher-resolution textures, higher-resolution shadow maps, relief mapping and much more. The geometry shader is of course not neglected in the benchmark sequence either. As you can already see, the demands on the graphics card have increased a good bit, even though the game was actually programmed from the ground up for the older Direct3D 9 interface. Nevertheless, the benchmark still has a problem to contend with. Parts of the vegetation are not displayed correctly, which, according to Techland, is due to the alpha-to-coverage method. As of the Catalyst 7.8, ATi has increased the image quality on a Radeon HD 2000 card, which is now even better than on the GeForce 8x00 cards from Nvidia. For example, the shadows are filtered better on the ATi models than on a G8x, which creates a significantly calmer image when moving. The comparability between ATi and Nvidia cards is currently only guaranteed to a limited extent.

Call of Juarez D3D10 - G80
Call of Juarez D3D10 - R600
Call of Juarez - 1280x1024
  • 1280x1024:
    • ATi Radeon HD 3870
      32.3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
      31.2
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
      28.7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
      27.5
    • ATi Radeon HD 2900 XT
      26,2
    • ATi Radeon HD 3850
      23.3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
      23,1
    • ATi Radeon 2600 XT X2 (3)
      21.8
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320
      20.4
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (4)
      10.7
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (3)
      10.5
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
      10,3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
      8.6
    • ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT
      4.7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
      3,3
  • 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF:
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
      26,3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
      24.1
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
      19.0
    • ATi Radeon HD 3870
      17.7
    • ATi Radeon HD 2900 XT
      17.3
    • ATi Radeon 2600 XT X2 (3)
      14.6
    • ATi Radeon HD 3850
      14.6
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
      13,9
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320
      12,3
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (4)
      7.2
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (3)
      6.9
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
      5,1
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
      4,9
    • ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT
      2.7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
      2 , 2
Call of Juarez - 1600x1200
  • 1600x1200:
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
      26,3
    • ATi Radeon HD 3870
      25.9
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
      25,1
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
      23,5
    • ATi Radeon HD 3850
      21.7
    • ATi Radeon HD 2900 XT
      21,4
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
      20.1
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320
      18.6
    • ATi Radeon 2600 XT X2 (3)
      15.9
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (4)
      8,8
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (3)
      8 , 7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
      8,4
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
      7.1
    • ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT
      3,9
    • Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
      2.8
  • 1600x1200 4xAA/16xAF:
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
      21.9
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
      20.0
    • ATi Radeon HD 3870
      16.8
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS
      15.6
    • ATi Radeon HD 2900 XT
      14.6
    • ATi Radeon 2600 XT X2 (3)
      10,7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
      10,3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320
      9.1
    • ATi Radeon HD 3850
      6,3
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (4)
      4,8
    • ATi Radeon HD 2600 XT (3)
      4,3
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
      2.7
    • Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
      2,4
    • Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
      1, 8
    • ATi Radeon HD 2400 XT
      1,2

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