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Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3 - Single Player

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3 - Single Player
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Doom 3
id Software's games have long been pushing the limits of 3D graphics.  Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 were all instrumental in the success of 3D accelerators on the PC.  Now, years later, with virtually every new desktop computer shipping with a 3D accelerator, id is at it again with the release of the visually stunning Doom 3.  Doom 3 is an OpenGL game using extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows.  We ran this benchmark using custom demos with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1024x768 and 1600x1200 without any AA and then with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled.  Note: Doom 3 enabled 8X anisotropic filtering automatically when set to "High Quality" in the game's control panel.

This test yielded the most consistent stair-stepped pattern we've seen thus far.  At both resolutions and filtering method, the Platinum Edition X850XT took the pole position while the Turbo took second, followed by the V9999 GE.  The V9999 took its biggest performance hit in the 4XAA / 8X Aniso test at 1024x768, falling approximately 12 FPS to the Platinum Edition.  At 1600x1200, those margins narrowed some, with the ATI cards taking a larger hit with 4XAA / 8X Aniso enabled.

Tags:  ATI, M Series, HIS, Ice, turbo, IceQ, XT, AG, Qi, platinum, IE, PLA, X8, and

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