Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally abounds in pixel shaders which create the game’s various special effects. That’s why the graphics cards on GPUs from ATI Technologies win this test. The advantage of the PowerColor X700 PRO over the GeForce 6600 GT is small, though. It’s only 8-10fps while the absolute speeds are in the 80-150fps range.
Fast memory is important for the “eye candy” mode, so the gap between the PowerColor and the GeForce 6600 GT diminishes as the resolution grows. Yet, ATI’s HyperZ HD technology helps the RADEON to have victory even in 1600x1200, although by a small margin of 2 fps (and even this result is imprecise since the game is tested manually).