Sapphire Radeon X850 Pro 256MB PCI Express

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3 - Single Player

Benchmarks & Comparisons With Doom 3 - Single Player
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Doom 3
id Software's games have long been pushing the limits of 3D graphics.  Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 were all instrumental in the success of 3D accelerators on the PC.  Now, years later, with virtually every new desktop computer shipping with a 3D accelerator, id is at it again with the release of the visually stunning Doom 3.  Doom 3 is an OpenGL game using extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows.  We ran this benchmark using custom demos with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1600 x 1200 without any AA and then with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering enabled.  Note: Doom 3 enabled 8X anisotropic filtering automatically when set to "High Quality" in the game's control panel.

With our Doom 3 Single-Player test, we saw some of the widest variances in scores we've seen thus far between the X8xx series cards.  At 1024x768, the X850 held a solid 14 FPS lead in No AA testing and a 9 FPS lead with the 4X AA/8X Aniso Test.  At 1600x1200, the margins narrowed a bit, with the X850 holding a 7 FPS lead in No AA testing and a mere 1 FPS lead with 4X AA/8X Aniso testing.

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