13. Colin McRae 05
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 of detail on 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 131 fps rate seems to be our CPU limit using our top-notch AMD Athlon FX-55. The card can deliver more than that but the processor can't cope with it. Increasing the resolution further, the graphics card is the one that limits the framerate but fortunately the resulting numbers are still at optimal levels even when we turn on AntiAliasing and Anisotropic Filtering: