Colin McRae Rally 05
The new version of the popular rally simulator Colin McRae Rally has better special effects, higher-resolution textures and car models, and features post-processing for more realism. The game doesn’t come with an integrated benchmark, so we again had to use FRAPS.
Colin McRae Rally05 has more complex pixel shaders, so we shouldn’t be surprised at the victory of the R4xx architecture. The RADEON X800 XL is head above the GeForce 6800 and 6800 GT in this game, especially in low resolutions.
The newly-made rival of the GeForce 6800 GT performs excellently in the “eye candy” mode, too, outperforming the NVIDIA card by 15% in 1600x1200 resolution. The gap is even wider in lower resolutions.