Mainstream GeForce 8 Series Round-Up: MSI & Gigabyte
Performance Comparisons with Prey
|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 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
With Prey, we continued to see the ATI Radeon X1950 Pro return the best results, this time topping the GIGABYTE GeForce 8600GTS by 10 FPS on average. The MSI NX8500GT and the GeForce 7600GT struggled the most, with the 7600GT nearly doubling the NX8500GT's results.