Interestingly, the BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC outperformed even the mighty ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition on our Doom 3 Timedemo tests by 10 percent at 1,600x1,200 resolution and by just under 3 percent at 1,024x768 resolution. One reason for this difference could be that Doom 3 was developed using Nvidia's cards, giving the GeForce 6800-series cards a leg up for that particular game. Whatever the reason, this test reaffirms the perception that Nvidia is the card to pick if you're going to spend a lot of time playing Doom 3 and future games based on the Doom 3 engine. If you don't feel like shelling out at least $500 for a GeForce 6800 Ultra-based card, the 6800 GT is a fantastic alternative, especially if you tweak its clock settings.
|1,600x1,200 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering||1,024x768 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering|
|1,024x768 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering||1,600x1,200 with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering|
|1,024x768, High Quality, with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering||1,600x1,200, Ultra Quality, with 4X antialiasing and 8X anisotropic filtering|
Test bed configuration:
Windows XP Professional SP2; 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (socket 939); 1,024MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; Via K8T800 Pro chipset; (2) WDC WD740GD-00FLX0, 74GB, Serial ATA, 10,000rpm; integrated Via SATA RAID controller; WDC WD2500JD-00GBB0 250GB 7,200rpm Serial ATA
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