Unless otherwise noted, the results displays are an average of three separate runs of the same demo. Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were applied by utilizing the in-game menus whenever possible, as some games tested would produce erroneous images.
Age of Empires III
Use of FRAPS for recording the performance was only utilized where the games tested did not provide any timedemo playing feature. The performance numbers displayed are determined by performing repetitive runs through the games with careful attention paid to consistency during each run. The average of three separate runs is employed within the review.
Every image enhancing feature of the games tested was enabled, except in Far Cry where the water detail was set to High rather than Ultra and in the F.E.A.R. single player demo where Soft Shadows were disabled during oversight before the long testing process.