XFX 8400 GS 256mb
Published: 7th August 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |Quake 4
Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that nVidia traditionally did well on being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes.
Again I ran the test at 1024 x 768 with 2 x AA, this time using "High" settings in Quake 4.
Counter Strike: Source
Counter Strike: Source is a hugely popular online FPS game based on the Source engine by Valve. This will show what a typical gamer will play on their PC and is a great indication of real-world gaming performance as the engine is so scalable.
Again 1024 x 768 and 2 x AA (4 x AF) was set. I played on Dust with HDR enabled to give the card a good challenge.
Command & Conquer 3
C&C3 is the much awaited RTS from EA. Hugely popular and with some pretty nice visuals almost every modern PC should be able to play it. I tested a skirmish right at the end when I had a screen full of mechs to defeat the enemy.
I used 1024 x 768 and the following in-game settings: