Gaming: Quake III, Doom3 and Far Cry
I ran the default timedemo, ‘timedemo demo 1’, three times on each resolution and quality setting, and took the average of the second and third scores. We ignored the first one as it was always much slower than the following ones as the game was caching textures off the hard drive.
This is a custom demo we use in various PCP articles, run three times and average the second and third iterations.
In these tests we see small gains of the 3200+ Venice over the older 3200+ Newcastle. Quake III shows minor gains, and so do the Doom 3 and Far Cry tests, but none of the differences should be noted as causing any difference in playability. We more or less expected this as the changes in the core were very minor.
The 2.8 GHz Venice core shows some nice performance gains though: 32% in Quake III, 36% in Doom 3 and 35% in Far Cry at the lowest resolution settings.