Sapphire Radeon HD Triple-Shot: 2600Pro OC, 2600XT and 2400XT

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Performance Comparisons with Prey

Performance Comparisons with 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 resolutions of 1024x768 and 1280x1024 with 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.





With Prey, a personal favorite, the Sapphire models all trailed the GeForce models, but not quite as severely as we saw with F.E.A.R.  In this test, we see the Sapphire HD 2600XT perform on the same level as the GeForce 8600GT while the HD 2600Pro OC was a step behind.  Comparing the two budget models, the GeForce 8500GT was still the better performer, with the HD 2400XT trailing an average of 6FPS.

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