Performance in First Person 3D Shooters
As a GeForce6 card should, the MSI NX6800GT shows a superb performance in Doom 3 , being second to the GeForce 6800 Ultra only. When overclocked, the NX6800GT is the fastest card in this test, even counting the topmost GeForce6 model in.
We get the same results in the 4x FSAA + 16x AF mode, and even 1280x1024 resolution is comfortably playable.
It’s all the same on the d3dm4 map as on Hellhole with the only difference that the frame rates are overall higher on this multiplayer map which lacks any monsters.
The RADEON X850 XT PE manages to give out the same frame rate as the MSI card in the “eye candy” mode, but overclocking makes the latter card an unrivalled leader. But it is just a well-established fact that Doom 3 has a liking towards NVIDIA’s cards due to certain features of the game engine and to the use of the OpenGL API.