Chronicles of Riddick
|Starbreeze Studios is responsible for creating the surprisingly good game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Those familiar with the 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 first person shooter that's powered by the proprietary Starbreeze Engine. Not only does The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay boast excellent game play with impressive visuals and a mature story line, but the Chronicles of Riddick also proves to be a tough challenge and a game actually worth buying, which makes it an excellent addition to our suite of custom benchmarks.|
The new GeForce 7800 GTX put up one of its more dominating performances in our custom Chronicles of Riddick benchmark. In this test, the GeForce 7800 GTX was outperformed by only the GeForce 6800 Ultra SLI configuration. None of the other single-card configurations could keep up, though; the GTX was between 20% and 107% faster than any of them. Coupling a pair of GeForce 7800 GTX cards together increased performance dramatically in every test configuration. In fact, a pair of 7800 GTX running in SLI mode at 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled, just barely missed breaking the 50 FPS mark, which was over twice as fast as any single card configuration we tested with the exception of the single GeForce 7800 GTX.