NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
|We also ran through a batch of timedemos with the OpenGL game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Wolfenstein: ET is a free, standalone multiplayer game that is based on the excellent Return to Castle Wolfenstein, that was released a few years back. It uses a heavily modified version of the Quake 3 engine, which makes it a very easy to use benchmarking tool. We created our own custom demo and used the built-in timedemo feature to check each card's frame-rate. The tests below were run at 1024x768 and again at 1600x1200, without anti-aliasing, with 4X AA, with 4X AA and 8X aniso and lastly with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.|
At 1024x768, the GeForce 6800 and Radeon X800 Pro performed at nearly the same level in our custom Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory benchmark. The 6800 GT finished slightly ahead of both, and the 5950 Ultra and 9800 XT brought up the rear. Our test system's CPU was somewhat of a limiting factor at the lower resolution, however. At 1600x1200, 4X AA wouldn't function properly with the Catalyst v4.6 drivers, so there's not at much data to compare. Regardless, the 6800 performed well here, trailing the 6800 GT by roughly 12% and surpassing the 5950 Ultra in every configuration.