FiringSquad takes a look at the image quality produced by graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA.
Performance isn’t the only aspect that’s used for measuring the success of a graphics card though. Equally important is the image quality of the graphics card. It’s here where things can get tricky very quickly, as judging image quality can be very subjective. What looks terrible to one person, may not be noticed by a second person; what looks “great!” or “excellent!” to one may only look “good” to another. Often times, there isn’t a very fine line separating the two, it’s more like a very subtle marker with no defined boundaries.
Today we’re going to tackle the image quality (IQ) offered by today’s latest graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA. We’re going to do things a little different this time around though and offer more than just screenshots to compare IQ. We’re doing this because we want to take a closer look at one recurring topic that continues to come up from time-to-time: texture shimmering.