Sapphire Radeon X800 XT - PCI Express
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
|We also ran through a batch of timedemos 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 timedemo feature to check each card's frame-rate. The tests below were run at 1,024x768 and again at 1,600x1,200, without any anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering and with 4X AA and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled concurrently.|
The benchmark results using our custom demo with Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory essentially mirrored what we saw in the Aquamark 3 tests. Here, the 6800 GT outpaced the X800 XTs in both test configuration when run at 1024x768. And with the game configured to run at 1600x1200, the GeForce 6800 was again able to outperform the X800 XTs when no AA or aniso was enabled. but when 4X anti-aliasing and 8X anisotropic filtering were turned on, the Radeon X800 XTs surpassed the 6800 GT by a margin of about 10%.