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Desktop Graphics Ambitions: ATi Mobile Radeon 9800

DirectX 8: UT 2003

The 3D engine of the Unreal Tournament game is, in principle, a DirectX7 engine enhanced with a couple of DX8 features. To get the most out of the graphics cards, we use the maximum detail settings for testing.

Without FSAA, the systems with the MR9800 beat all other notebooks with mobile chips from ATi and Nvidia.

But the new mobile pixel juggler still can't do anything about the fast competition from the desktop camp, whether that means the Geforce FX 5900 Ultra or the Radeon 9800XT. Still, systems with a Geforce FX 5700 Ultra or the Radeon 9600XT pale against the notebooks.

If FSAA is enabled, the desktop system with Geforce FX 5900 Ultra is a good 30% faster than ATi's new mobile secret weapon, the MR9800.