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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3


Benchmarks &Comparisons With Doom 3
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Doom 3
id Software's games have long been pushing the limits of 3D graphics.  Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 were all instrumental in the success of 3D accelerators on the PC.  Now, years later with virtually every new desktop computer shipping with a 3D accelerator, id is at it again with the release of the visually stunning Doom 3.  Doom 3 is an OpenGL game using extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows.  We ran benchmarks with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1,600 x 1,200 without AA or Aniso Filtering enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Aniso enabled.

The Doom 3 Single Player benchmark, using our custom "HHSite3" map, showed both cards struggling at both resolutions tested.  Certainly, the ASUS model held the lead as it did throughout most of the tests, but the results were still quite low.  In order to play Doom 3, users will need to ease off the image quality in game, as well as lower the resolution.

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