Published: 8th January 2009 | Source:MESH | Price:£749 | Author: James Napier
FarCry 2 is based upon the Dunai engine developed by Ubisoft and takes advantage of multi-core processors along with support for the DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 API. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that perhaps represents a challenge to any graphics system. The benchmark was run a total of 5 times using Fraps with the highest and lowest scores removed leaving the remaining 3 runs to calculate the average fps.
Unreal Tournament 3 is the highly anticipated game from Epic Games and Midway. The game uses the latest Unreal engine, which combines fast gameplay along with high quality textures and lighting effects. All benchmarks were performed using UTbench with a fly-by of the DM-BioHazard map. As usual, all benchmarks were performed 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
GRID proves to be yet another favourite of the Matrix II with the Spartan 300 trailing behind at both low and high resolutions. Unfortunately Unreal Tournament 3 shows a definite preference for braun over brains, making more use of the overclocked dual-core E7200 inside the Spartan 300 rather than the superior architecture of the quad-core Phenom II.
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