Abit Fatal1ty Radeon X800 XL
Chronicles of Riddick
|Starbreeze Studios is responsible for creating the surprisingly good game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Those familiar with the movie will recall Butcher Bay was one of the prison options on tap for the main character. While the movie never actually made it to Butcher Bay, we find the main character right at home in this first person shooter that's powered by the proprietary Starbreeze Engine. Not only does The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay boast excellent game play with impressive visuals and a mature story line, but the Chronicles of Riddick also proves to be a tough challenge and a game actually worth buying, which makes it an excellent addition to our suite of custom benchmarks.|
The Fatal1ty X800 XL 512MB's performance in our custom Chronicles of Riddick benchmark essentially mirror what we saw with Doom 3. The card's higher-than-stock clock speeds and 512MB frame buffer help push it about 10% ahead of a "normal" X800 XL, but the X850 and both GeForce cards have no trouble outpacing the Fatal1ty X800 XL 512MB in every test configuration, regardless of resolution or whether anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering are used.