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 a graphics point of view, the first thing you'll notice in the game is the excellent amount of 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 car hits something hard which will happen most often if you're new to the racing simulation world.
To measure performance with 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 the game has acceptable performance at 800x600 and 1024x768 but when moving to higher resolutions, gameplay gets more difficult.
Enabling the standard quality settings is out of the question for this one. Even though under 800x600 the average fps is above 25, it dropped more than once below that limit making our gameplay a bit annoying.