GTR2 was tested with a custom recording of a crowded grand prix track. The title’s configuration tool was used to enable its DX9 profile.
Intel’s new CPU outdistances the older processors in low test settings, though by the highest settings the three scores were within a few percentage points of each other.
DiRT, successor to the Colin McRae titles, is a graphical tour de force, sporting high resolution textures, bloom, and high geometry models. Performance testing was conducted using a rally time track to help maintain consistency between test runs.
DiRT is a wash across all test settings. The title is likely bottlenecked by the test system’s bandwidth since we doubt the installed 8800 GTX is stalling the frame rate at the lowest settings.
Latest in the series, Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific was tested during an attack on a Japanese convoy.
The QX9650 manages to outperform the two older parts, both of which produced very similar test scores in this title.