14. Colin McRae 05
Connect 3D X800XT - 14 - 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.
You can see that under 1024x768 and 1280x1024, the resulting framerates for the Connect3D X800XT PE are equal because of the performance being restricted by our CPU (AMD FX-55).
Even at the highest quality settings, performance is still excellent with all the cards. However, the Connect3D card managed to stay on top under all circumstances.