PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC
|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.|
Since both Quake 4 and Prey are built upon the Doom 3 engine, our Prey benchmark shows a very similar picture as our Quake 4 test. The XLR8 has certainly proved its superiority over the standard 8800 GTX in this and previous benchmarks. The 8800 Ultra takes overall first place in our Prey test, just like in our Quake 4 test. Despite the 8800 Ultra being slightly faster, many would consider the XLR8 to be the real winner, considering the $120 price difference between the two cards.