Without any image quality enhancements, the older LeadTek Ti4400 has a large performance lead by as much as 50% in Unreal Tournament 2003. However when the image enhancements are turned on (4xAA/8xAF) the FX5600 takes a sizable lead over the Ti4400. Clearly nVidia Intellisample technology allows the FX line to run these enhancements without an extremely large penalty.
In Jedi Knight II, both cards run neck and neck without quality improvements, most likely due to a CPU bottleneck. However the Ti4400 scores a victory with the enhancements on in this OpenGL benchmark. Notice that anisotropic filtering was enabled in the benchmark menu.
In this DirectX 8 benchmark, the Ti4400s greater processing power and memory bandwidth allows it to have again a sizable lead over the FX5600.
Gun Metal is a fairly new DirectX 9 utility. Because the Ti4400 does not support DirectX 9, no results will be included. These results are added to emphasis a point – that the FX5600 has the feature-set for future games. Clearly, looking at the above results, the performance is not adequate to run these applications. These tests were run at 2xAA (it cannot be switched off).
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