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MSI NX7800GTX SLI Review - Page 10 of 14

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK PERFORMANCE

The Panoptical02 demo was used to measure the performance of the NX7800GTX in The Chronicles of Riddick. The average frame rate in this entertaining OpenGL-based game received a record-breaking increase of 91.4% with SLI in the settings that were benchmarked. MSI made an excellent choice by bundling The Chronicles of Riddick with their NX7800GTX.

The Chronicles of Riddick
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The Chronicles of Riddick has a number of benchmarking batch files in the Benchmark sub-directory. To execute a single benchmark, first double-click on the corresponding batch file to set the level (Set_Panoptical02.bat) and shader mode (ShaderMode_5.bat) to be benchmarked. Then, double-click on the corresponding batch file to set the resolution and disable sound (Bench_1280x960_NoSound.bat) and the benchmark will run. The results are saved in the /Benchmark/Results directory.

Chronicles of Riddick Settings

The Chronicles of Riddick was benchmarked using Pixel Shader 2.0 mode with soft stencil shadows disabled. Note that gamma correct antialiasing and supersampling transparency antialiasing had no affect on performance.

Chronicles of Riddick Performance

PAINKILLER PERFORMANCE

Painkiller performance was measured using a custom demo that was recorded on the Old Monastary map. Painkiller received a huge increase in performance with SLI that ranged from 69% to 85%.

Painkiller
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Benchmarking Painkiller consists of playing back a demo file, which is accomplished by entering the timedemo command in the console. Painkiller demo files have an filename extension of pkd.

Painkiller Settings

Shader Model 3.0 features were added to Painkiller in the 1.61 patch.

Painkiller Performance

Next Page: LOTR BFME Performance

Last Updated on September 16, 2005


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