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Quake And Prey For Forgiveness

One of the most widely used and re-purposed OpenGL game engines on the market; Quake 4 is next.

Performance Comparisons with Quake 4
Details: http://www.quake4game.com/

Quake 4
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 a resolution of 1920X1200 with 4X AA and 16X aniso enabled simultaneously.

In real-world testing our Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is about on par with a higher clock speed Core 2 Extreme X6800 dual-core chip (2.66GHz stock versus 2.93GHz for the X6800), at least according to Quake 4.  As you can see, the two stock systems with GeForce 8800 GTX cards in SLI clocked in right on top of each other.  However, with the help of the Asus Striker Extreme and NVIDIA's GPU overclocking slider in NTune, our UGR test system put up a blistering 173 fps score and don't forget this is at 1920X1200 wide screen resolution with 4X Anti-Aliasing enabled.

Performance Comparisons with Prey
Details: http://www.prey.com/

Prey
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 a resolution of 1920X1200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.



Take-Two's Prey is a game based on the Doom3 engine. Like Quake 4, it also places a bit more strenuous demand on the graphics subsystem than many other titles.  Prey tends to be a bit less CPU-bound than Quake 4 is and as such, the only 8800 GTX SLI score that broke out from the pack was our overclocked UGR setup.  But just look at those SLI numbers compared to a single GeForce 8800 GTX or even the dual-GPU driven 7950 GX2.  If you've got the power supply to drive them, a pair of GeForce 8800 GTX cards in SLI will run virtually anything you can throw at it, at high resolution with AA enabled.

 


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