Chrome is a First Person Shooter with gorgeous graphics and okay gameplay (review
At 1024x768 gameplay was fluent on both cards without FSAA/AS, when I enabled FSAA and AF the frame rate drop was quite significant on the Ti4600, while the R9800XT's suffered only a little bit. During all these test this pattern will be much the same, as the R9800XT has the needed power to run almost all games out there with the quality settings turned up high.No FSAA/AF
Even without AF, we see the Radeon producing a clearer image then the Ti46002x FSAA / 2x AF
The 2x FSAA settings doesn't change a lot, while the AF settings further improves the image for both cards, with the XT in the lead.
There was another difference between the DX8 and DX9 card, reflections, this however is very hard to capture with a still screenshot. When playing Chrome with the Radeon there were a lot more reflective surfaces and the reflections update rate was higher, creating a more realistic environment.
This scene taxed the video card quite a bit more then the first, the Ti4600 had trouble providing fluent gameplay even without any of the FSAA/AS settings enabled. The ATI kept the average frame rate nicely over the 60FPS mark, only when I cranked up the resolution to 1600x1200 it dropped to ~40FPS. The Ti4600 was running at ~15FPS at this setting...No FSAA/AS
The ATI produces a clearer image2x FSAA / 2x AS
The Ti4600 equals the ATI's No FSAA/AS quality when we enable these settings.