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Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory


Performance Comparisons with Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory v1.05
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SC: Chaos Theory
Based on a heavily modified version of the Unreal Engine, enhanced with a slew of DX9 shaders, lighting and mapping effects, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is gorgeous with its very immersive, albeit dark, environment. The game engine has a shader model 3.0 code path that allows the GeForce 6 & 7 Series of cards, and the new X1000 family of cards, to really shine, and a recent patch has implemented a shader model 2.0 path for ATI's X8x0 generation of graphics hardware. For these tests we enabled the SM 3.0 path on all of the cards we tested. However, High Dynamic Range rendering was disabled so that we could test the game with anti-aliasing enabled (a future patch should enable AA with HDR on the X1K family). We benchmarked the game at resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1600x1200, both with and without anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering.



Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is our first look in an actual game that shows how the 7950 GX2 fares against some other GeForces in NVIDIA's line-up, including head-to-head comparisons with a true SLI combination of two 7900 GTs.  The initial results, however, don't have the GX2 really outdistancing the newer 7950 GT by more than a few frames per second at either resolution, even when using anti-aliasing and Anisotropic filtering. 

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