Doom 3 (Multi-Player)
|The first round of Doom 3 focused on single-player performance. In this round we'll run a series of multiplayer tests and see how things unfold. These timedemos were run with our custom "HH_Frag2" demo, which is a recording of a five-player online match that took place in the "Frag Chamber" map area. We ran benchmarks with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1,600 x 1,200 without any anti-aliasing enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Aniso enabled concurrently. Note: Doom 3 enabled 8X anisotropic filtering automatically when set to "High Quality" in the game's control panel.|
The Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL fared a bit better in our custom multi-player Doom 3 test, but the end result was still the same. NVIDIA's GeForce 6 Series of cards continued to dominate in Doom 3. At 1024x768 and 1600x1200, the sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL lagged behind the GeForce 6800 GT by margins ranging from 11% to over 34%.