Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
|We also ran through a batch of timedemos 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 timedemo feature to check each card's frame-rate. The tests below were run at 1024x768 and again at 1600x1200, without anti-aliasing, with 4X AA, wand lastly with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.|
With Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory running at 1024x768, all of the cards we tested were basically CPU bound in every configuration, except for the AA and Aniso test, where the Radeon X800 XT PE dropped a few frames per second and lost to all three of the GeForce cards. At 1600x1200, without any anti-aliasing, the GeForce cards again outpaced the Radeon, but with 4XAA, and again with 4X AA and 16X Anisotropic filtering enabled, the Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition was sped passed the fastest GeForce (the eVGA 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition) by about 10%.