10. Doom 3
Club3D X850 XT - 10 - Doom 3
A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporations’ (UAC) Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of the few survivors, you struggle with shock and fear as you fight your way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.
Activision made it's miracle again with Doom 3 which is said to be the best-looking game ever, thanks to the brand-new OpenGL graphics engine used to generate its convincingly lifelike, densely atmospheric, and surprisingly expansive environments. If you are a fan of the previous Doom games then you will get many flashbacks with this revision, since you will find reimagined versions of almost every monster from both Doom and Doom II.
To measure performance on the game we used the timedemo demo1 command from the console (Alt+Ctrl+~).
Enabling the high quality setting and executing the timedemo demo1 command twice for each resolution, we witnessed the following:
First, without the Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering settings enabled, we got the following results:
The Club3D X850 XT is bound by our CPU at the first two resolutions. In which case the difference between it and the 6600GT seems smaller than it should be. At 1280x1024 and above, we get a minor drop in fps but not enough to affect gameplay.
Enabling Anisotropic Filtering and Anti Aliasing, the X850 XT from Club3D delivers a respectable number of frames per second up to 1280x1024. However, the 36fps we got at 1600x1200 will most likely cause some inconsistency in running the game smoothly.