EverQuest 2 (Direct X)
EverQuest 2, Sony’s sequel to the wildly popular original. This game has more graphical options than any I have ever seen, and when they are cranked up, the game is stunningly beautiful. And at those settings, we get framerates in the teens even on the most advanced graphics cards.
For my testing, I decided to use the EQ2 provided presets for image quality at Extreme Quality, despite what the screen below shows.
To give you a quick look at how much better the game can look just by moving up one setting, I have screenshots from the game running first in High Performance mode and secondly in High Quality mode. I think you’ll agree that the differences are worth investigating in our video reviews.
EQ2 in High Performance mode – Click to Enlarge
EQ2 in High Quality Mode – Click to Enlarge
The 6600 has a big lead here, outpacing the X1300 Pro by 23% on average and is able to keep the frame rate much closer to 20 FPS than ATI.