Performance Comparisons with Prey
|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 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
Our custom Prey demo proved the most taxing benchmark we've tested in this review thus far. With the ASUS EN8800GTX running solo, it ran over 20FPS faster that the GeForce 7950GX2 and topped the 7900GTX's in SLI mode by 3-7FPS. We managed to add an additional 22 FPS at 1280x1024 when running the ASUS EN8800GTX in SLI mode and 31FPS at 1600x1200, which still doesn't scale to its 2X potential and further demonstrates a degree of CPU limitation in this test.