Benchmarking With 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 very good visuals and a mature story line, the Chronicles of Riddick proves to be a tough challenge, and a game worth buying. It also happens to bring most of today's video cards to their knees through the use of a modified version of the Doom 3 engine, making it an excellent candidate for benchmarking.|
Rounding out the benchmarking segment, we used our custom timedemo with The Chronicles of Riddick. When running at 1024x768, the NX6600GT did a fine job competing with the faster comparison cards. Like we saw in Doom 3, the NX6600GT competed well, knocking the X800 Pro to the third spot with No AA testing. At 1600x1200, the NX6600GT trailed the X800 Pro by 4 FPS on average while the GeForce 6800 was the strongest all-around performer.