The game is less visually advanced than Far Cry, although has numerous shader-based effects. The diagrams suggest that Painkiller favors 16-pipelined graphics cards, irrespective of their architecture.
We enable full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering to find NVIDIA’s chips losing their ground. Although the GeForce 6800 Ultra remains unreachable, the distance to the AX800 PRO has decreased. Moreover, the overclocked AX800 PRO performs at the level of the GeForce 6800 GT.