Doom 3
Doom3 (OpenGL)

Without a doubt, the release of Doom 3 has been one of the most anticipated gaming releases on the PC market, ever.  And it’s easy to see why; 4 years of heavy press-covered development and a promise to change the way computer games look.  John Carmack and the id Software team are never one to disappoint. 

For our testing, we set the Image Quality to High and turned on all the options that you see in the screen shots below. 

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For our image quality settings during testing, we set the NVIDIA drivers to “Application Controlled” Antialiasing and Anisotropic filtering, leaving the Doom 3 engine the task of setting the options.  Since we left the game on High Quality mode, 8x AF was always enabled, and we ran tests with both Antialiasing set at Off and at 4x.

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All three cards have identical performance at the 0x0x detail levels but with the 4xAA and 8xAF turned on, the BFG card has a better run, though it isn’t ahead in average frame rate by very much.  

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