Sapphire Radeon X850 XT PE: AGP 8X
Doom 3: Single-Player
The incremental Doom 3 performance improvements ATI has made to their Catalyst driver suite, seem to have really paid off. NVIDIA's cards still perform markedly better than ATI's cards in this game, but the huge lead they had when Doom 3 was initially released has dwindled significantly. In our custom single-player test, the Radeon X850XT Platinum Editions, and the GeForce 6800s performed quite similarly at 1024x768, in both test configurations. Although the X800XL fell behind the pack. With the resolution turned up to 1600x1200, the GeForce cards were able to pull away from the Radeons a bit, besting the X850 XT Platinum Editions by margins ranging from approximately 13% - 15%.