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Benchmarks / Comparisons with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory


Benchmarks / Comparisons with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
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Wolfenstein: ET
We also ran through a batch of time demos 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 time demo feature to check each card's frame rate. The tests below were run at 1024x768 and again at 1280x1024 without any anti-aliasing or Anisotropic filtering and again with 8X Anisotropic filtering enabled.

We expected the results of this test to be a little higher than the others as Wolfenstein: ET is showing its age.  Here, the OmniChrome returned playable framerates with the No AA test and with 8X Anisotropic Filtering enabled.  You might note that we left out 2X AA from these tests because AA is not an option with Open GL games and the OmniChrome.

At the higher resolution test, the OmniChrome performance was nearly half that of the comparison card.  While the OmniChrome suffered minor reductions in performance with Anisotropic Filtering enabled, the scores were relatively low to start with.  Even with older titles like Wolfenstein: ET, the OmniChrome seemed to struggle.

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