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Benchmarks / Comparisons With Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory


Benchmarks / Comparisons With Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
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Wolfenstein: ET
We also ran through a batch of time demos with the OpenGL game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Wolfenstein: ET is a free, standalone multiplayer game that is based on the excellent Return to Castle Wolfenstein that was released a few years back. It uses a heavily modified version of the Quake 3 engine, which makes it a very easy-to-use benchmarking tool. We created our own custom demo and used the built-in time demo feature to check each card's frame rate. The tests below were run at 1,024 x 768 and again at 1,600 x 1,200, without anti-aliasing, and lastly with 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.

With an older game like Wolfenstein, the two cards kept things within a few FPS at 1,024 x 768, with the ASUS model holding the top speed.  At 1,600 x 1,200, the gap widened a bit, especially with 4XAA + 8X Aniso enabled, where the PCX 5750 took a severe hit.

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