Serious Sam: Second Encounter
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.This is probably one of my favorite first-person-shooter games (besides Unreal Tournament, which I didn’t benchmark, due to how CPU dependent it is), the multiplayer is admittedly weak but the singleplayer is a lot of fun. It’s not as demanding as CodeCreatures or even Jedi Knight II, but it is a moderate benchmark and stresses the system more than say, Quake 3, but not too much.
The Radeon 9000 excels at another benchmark– 1600×1200 with my Ti200 has never been totally smooth, and the 9000 makes it a lot more playable. I did play a few levels of Serious Sam after I was finished benchmarking, and it was noticeably smoother at 1600×1200. The MX440 falls behind, and being that Serious Sam’s buggy netcode makes multiplayer gameplay even slower, I would not want an MX440 if you plan on playing Serious Sam.