Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
We tested this game with 4X antialiasing and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled, along with "high" settings for all of the game's quality options except "Shader level" which was set to "Ultra." We left the diffuse, bump, and specular texture quality settings at their default levels, though. Shadows, soft particles, and smooth foliage were enabled. Again, we used a custom timedemo recorded for use in this review.
The 9600 GT's strong performance continues here, where it again finds it itself between the GeForce 8800 GT and the Radeon HD 3870. Dropping down the Nvidia's base clock frequencies brings the 9600 GT closer to the 3870, but it's still a tick faster. These are very minor differences of a few frames per second, though, to keep things in perspective.
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|Friday Night Shortbread||16|
|Friday night topic: Where is that plane?||111|
|WSJ: Microsoft, Google pressure Asus into shelving dual-OS tablet||34|
|Deal of the week: Discounted tablets, wireless keyboards, cheap SSDs, and more||12|
|Xbox One tightens gap with PS4 in U.S. shipments||45|
|Amazon Prime gets a price hike; Google Drive gets a price cut||46|
|Somehow this translates into a dual-Hawaii card, right?||97|
|The uncompressed audio sounds AMAZING over my $5000 speaker wire. It's truly worth every gigabyte.||+66|