StarTrek: Elite Force 2
We decided to replace the Jedi Knight II game with StarTrek: Elite Force 2, which is also a sci-fi first person 3D shooter based on the StarTrek universe instead of StarWars. However, this is not the major advantage of this game. The most important feature is its high scalability and pretty high workload it lays upon contemporary graphics adapters, despite the fact that it is based on the same Quake3 gaming engine. Although you will have hard time trying to find similarities between Elite Force 2 and Quake3: the game is very beautiful, rich in high-quality textures and complex models of futuristic weapons. I am sure that all fans of sci-fi shooters will simply love this one.
We tested our graphics cards in a demo program, which we recorded ourselves in SoloMatch mode. Here are the results obtained:
As you see, the obtained numbers are far from what we usually see in Quake3, and we are not talking about hundreds of fps anymore. GeForce FX 5600 Ultra looks much better than FIC R96P here, although overclocking helps to almost improve the situation completely.
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
Again GeForce FX outperforms FIC R96P. However, the overclocked RADEON 9600 PRO receives a second wind and manages to prove really great with enabled FSAA and anisotropic filtering.