Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3 - Multi-Player
|The first round of Doom 3 focused on single-player performance. In this round we'll run a series of multiplayer tests and see how things unfold. These timedemos were run with our custom "HH_Frag2" demo, which is a recording of a five-player online match that took place in the "Frag Chamber" map area. We ran benchmarks with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1600 x 1200 without any anti-aliasing enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Aniso enabled concurrently. Note: Doom 3 enabled 8X anisotropic filtering automatically when set to "High Quality" in the game's control panel.|
We continued the same set of tests with our custom Doom3 Multiplayer timedemo. The X800 from Gigabyte managed over 90 FPS at 1024x768 while dropping to 63 FPS with the 4X AA/8X Aniso test. When we increased the resolution to 1600x1200, all cards dropped an average 30 FPS with No AA/Aniso enabled. With the filtering turned on, the X800 dropped 30 FPS, yet the X700 Pro's slipped closer to 23 FPS.