|After many years of development, Take-Two Interactive recently released the highly anticipated game Prey. Prey is based on 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 Doom 3, Prey features a fair 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 1280x1024 and 1600x1200.|
In Prey, the 8600 GT Fatal1ty outperforms the standard 8600 GT by a considerable margin at both resolutions. Unfortunately, it can't keep up at all with the 7950 GT or the X1950 Pro, due in no small part to these two cards having twice the memory bus width of the 8600 GT (256-bit versus the 8600 GT's 128-bit).