HIS Radeon X1950 Pro IceQ3 Turbo
|After many years of development, Take-Two Interactive recently released the highly anticipated game, Prey. Prey is based upon an updated and modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar. Like Doom 3, Prey is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a plethora of dynamic lighting and shadows. But unlike Doom3, Prey features a fare share of outdoor environments as well. We ran these Prey benchmarks using a custom recorded timedemo with the game set to its "High-Quality" graphics mode, at resolutions of 1280 x 1024 and 1600 x 1200 with and without 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
The Prey results have the X1950 Pro performing on much more competitive levels with the 7900 cards, losing a frame here, a couple of frames there. The 7950 GT kept its full head of steam in this challenge, leading all four benchmarking runs, but the performance deltas between this higher priced card and the collection of 7900s and X1950 Pro might be hardly worth the gap in price.