at Extremetech... in R9700 review.
The guy there seems to have sold his sould to Intel
, but the benchmarks give you totally different story that he himself in the comments below makes.
First of all the guy uses the latest and meanest Intel setup.
PIV 2.53, 1066RDram. vs lowly 2000+AMD xp with 333DDR.
And guess what suprised me!?! AMd BEATS PIV in many benchmarks with FSAA on. Yes correct BEATS the PIV system, comparing GF4 or R9700.
The biggest beating is in Nature test
R300 4xFSAA 1024*768
AMD = 74.5 FPS
Intel = 53.2 FPS
Other than that the scores are pretty much the same in that test despite Intels huge mhz/FSB etc overall advantage.
I was thinking maybe this is just misprinted graph, but than go to first page and looked at 3D Mark test once again
R300 AMD 1024*768 4xAA
do 1600 x 1200 with 4xAA & 8*AF
And in genereal when you crank up the settings AMD gets either close or beats PIV.
I for one did not expect that. It seems to me that PIV has the most trouble with AA, as if it prediction unit cannot handle the data that well.
Interesting benchies indeed. (apart form Extremetech dully, saying how Intel in faster, pointing out to lowest resolutions/games that favour Intel despite Intels hughe mhz/fsb advantage and higher cost, and the system not even being the best from AMD)
This fact that AMD managed to squeeze more out when it mattered most is indeed suprising.