Deus Ex: Invisible War
Like Hitman: The Contracts and Thief: Deadly Shadows, Deus Ex: Invisible War doesn’t support full-screen anti-aliasing if the Bloom effect is enabled. This effect, however, puts the graphics card under a stress, so we always turn it on for our tests.
Like the two previous shooters, Deus Ex: Invisible War prefers cards capable of fast execution of pixel shaders. The RADEON X850 and X800 cards are the best in this respect as the diagrams show. The GeForce 6600 GT AGP dominates the AGP mainstream, while its PCI Express version is successfully competing with the RADEON X700 XT which is not hindered by its cut-down texture caches here as the game doesn’t use too many high-resolution textures.
The SLI platform yielded some speed bonus, clearer seen with the two GeForce 6600 GT cards. We had no stability- or image-quality-related problems on the SLI platform in this game.