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Benchmarking With Chronicles of Riddick

Benchmarking With Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay
The Wait Is Over!.

Chronicles of Riddick
Starbreeze Studios is responsible for creating this season's surprise hit (at least on the PC), The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay.  Those familiar with movie will recall Butcher Bay was one of the prison options on tap for the main character.  While the movie never actually made it to Butcher Bay, we find the main character right at home in this surprisingly good game.  Not only does it boast excellent game play with stunning visuals and mature story line, the Chronicles of Riddick proves to be a tough challenge and a game worth buying, making it an excellent candidate for benchmarking.

The Chronicles of Riddick proved to be a taxing benchmark for all three cards.  The X800 from Gigabyte topped out at 44 FPS in the early test while dropping to 20 FPS with 4XAA/8X Aniso testing.  When we increased the resolution on the next test, all three cards struggled, with the Gigabyte X800 just breaking past 20 FPS and dropped almost half of that with the AA/Aniso test.  Both X700's dipped severely, touching single digit results at the highest settings.


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