Benchmarks with 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 1024x768 and again at 1280x1024, without anti-aliasing and again with 4X AA and 8X aniso filtering enabled concurrently.|
While Wolfenstein is showing its age as a benchmarking tool, it is still useful when testing mid-range video cards. Here, all the cards in the test had no issues with the basic benchmark. Once AA and Anisotropic filtering was turned on, only the X600XT fell below 60 FPS. As the resolution increased, all three cards took a significant hit with AA and Aniso enabled, but with no filtering enabled, all ran the benchmark with ease. Again, neither X700 Pro had any real advantage over the other at this stage of the game.