|Performance Comparisons with Quake 4 |
|Details: http://www.quake4game.com/ |
|id Software, in conjunction with developer Raven, recently released the latest addition to the wildly popular Quake franchise, Quake 4. Quake 4 is based upon an updated and slightly modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar. Like Doom 3, Quake 4 is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows, but unlike Doom3, Quake 4 features some outdoor environments as well. We ran this these Quake 4 benchmarks using a custom demo with the game set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1024x768 and 1280x1024 with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.|
Like the results recorded with Prey, the MSI RX2600XT Diamond Plus competed on the same level as the Sapphire HD 2600 XT and MSI NX8600GT. Once again, we saw a 1-2 FPS gain over the 2600 XT, leaving the two cards essentially on the same performance level. And again, the GeForce 8600GTS was the top performer, holding a 5-8 FPS edge.