7. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
A Japanese Information Defense Force is formed to help face modern threats. Deemed a violation of international law and of the Japanese Post-War Constitution, Korea and China become outraged.
Secretly, the head of the IDF begins launching information-warfare attacks against Japan and blaming the attacks on North Korea. When the U.S. intervenes, as they are obligated to under Article 9 of the Japanese Post-War Constitution, the U.S. is attacked as well, forcing North Korea to escalate the situation with a pre-emptive invasion of South Korea. As war erupts on the Korean Peninsula, Sam Fisher must thwart the alliance between the Japanese Admiral, a neurotic computer hacker, and the head of an international paramilitary company in order to prevent the rekindling of a massive world war in the Pacific.
The graphical engine supports Pixel Shader 1 and 3, HDR along with other new effects. We used hocbench which offers all benchmarking options through an easy GUI. We used the built-in "Guru3D 2" timedemo and all results are posted below, using SM1.1
The Asus EN7900GS Top was very close to the performance of the XFX7950GT Silent, and in SLI mode had exactly the same performance as the 7950GT SLI.
Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory also supports Shader Model 3.0 which can be enabled easily with hocbench software:
SM3.0 offers much better visual details but with a performance hit. Here, we saw that the Asus EN7900GS Top was one FPS faster than the XFX7950GT Silent and two FPS slower than the 7950GT SLI. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory doesn't offer AA/AF modes, but they are available from Nvidia's Forceware 3D Control panel.
Enabling AA/AF drops the performance of all cards...