Madden 2005 (Direct X)
In an effort to expand our game testing outside of the FPS genre exclusively, you’ll notice a couple of new games being used as benchmarks today. Madden 2005 is one of them.
Our test was conducted using FRAPS recording a game being played by the computer at default settings. Our benchmark consists of the pregame field and warm ups, kick off and a couple of plays being run. Because the AI is in control of the game play, each run is not exactly the same, though I do run several tests each time and use ones of comparable play calls in our results.
Here are the visual quality settings we used, turned all the way up.
Madden shows to be in favor of the X300 card here as the 6200TC 32MB comes in about 25% slower at 1024×768.