13. Colin McRae 05
For all you racing fans out there, this test is for you and will represent the Racing game category in our benchmarks.
From the graphics point of view the first thing you'll notice in the game is the excellent amount detail of your racing car. High resolution textures on the car and lighting make it quite impressive. All the eye candy such as the sun reflection in the virtual camera are still the same as the older CM versions but motion blur has been added when your card hits something hard which will happen most often if you're new to the racing simulation world.
To measure performance on the game we used fraps to get the average fps of the whole 8th stage of UK which is actually the only stage you get to play on the demo.
The X300SE managed 24fps under 800x600. However, in order to enjoy the game, you'd either have to spare some of the quality settings to get more decent performance or lower the resolution.
Enabling 4x Anti-Aliasing and 8x Anisotropic Filtering is something you could ignore in this case, as running fast with your car doesn't really give you much time to stop and stare at the game's landscape graphics.