13. Colin McRae 05
Club3D X850 XT - 13 - Colin McRae 05
For all you racing fans out there, this test is for you and will represent the Racing game category in our benchmarks.
From the graphics point of view the first thing you'll notice in the game is the excellent amount detail of your racing car. High resolution textures on the car and lighting make it quite impressive. All the eye candy such as the sun reflection in the virtual camera are still the same as the older CM versions but motion blur has been added when your card hits something hard which will happen most often if you're new to the racing simulation world.
To measure performance on the game we used fraps to get the average fps of the whole 8th stage of UK which is actually the only stage you get to play on the demo.
Strangely, the Club3D X850XT outperformed the PE from Connect3D. However, both card's provide more frames than the CPU can handle so the results are somewhat virtual. The conclusion that should be made from this, is that the X850 can deliver more than 100fps, no matter the resolution.
Enabling the quality settings for AA and AF is strongly suggested with these cards as they are able to run the game successfully, even at 1600x1200.