|After many years of development, Take-Two Interactive recently released the highly anticipated game Prey. Prey is based upon an updated and modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar. Like Doom 3, Prey is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a plethora of dynamic lighting and shadows. But unlike Doom3, Prey features a fare share of outdoor environments as well. We ran these Prey benchmarks using a custom recorded timedemo with the game set to its "High-Quality" graphics mode, at resolutions of 1280 x 1024 and 1600 x 1200 with 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
Benchmarking Prey left us with the indelible belief that the EN7600GT and X1650 XT cards make a perfect sparring duo, like, let's say Batman and The Joker. Neither one can truly knock off the other, and in some cases they battle to a stalemate. In this analogy, the EAX1600PRO is more like Batgirl, winding up as an afterthought. The numbers just aren't pretty, with frame rates falling as low as single-digits in our most demanding benchmark run.