NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS and 8600 GT
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.
The results reported by our custom Prey benchmark look much like those from Quake 4 on the previous page, which is to be expexted considering they share the same game engine. in comparison to the Radeon X1950 Pro, the new GeForce 8600 GTS cards fare a bit better, but yet again they are outperformed by the older hardware.