|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 1,280 x 1,024 and 1,600 x 1,200 with 4X AA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled simultaneously.|
With Prey being such a recently released title, it would be fairly easy to cut any budget performance GPU some slack and back off on either resolution or settings. Fortunately for wallets everywhere, such is not the case with the latest GPU from Santa Clara. Here, the XFX GeForce 7900 GS is able to average upwards of 55FPS when running at 1280x1024 with 4x AA and 16x AF. Even raising resolution up to 1600x1200 fails to bring the card to its knees as the GPU still manages over 40FPS with the same settings.