ATI X1000 Series Video Card RoundupSun, Dec 18, 2005 - 12:00 AM
Chronicles of Riddick
Chronicles of Riddick comes with a pre-recorded demo built in. This is one of the longest demos of our testing and includes many lighting changes and plenty for the graphics cards to chew through. The 6200TC and X850XT were forced to use a different shader mode by the game but still provided the same video quality offered by the other cards.
It?s readily apparent that the ATI cards have an issue on this game. At 1600×1200 all 5 ATI cards had several 1-2 second pauses which dropped the average frame rates significantly. No one else has reported this problem that we saw but ATI has been able to replicate the issue and is looking for a resolution.
That issue aside, the Nvidia cards cleaned up in this benchmark with the 6800GT beating even the X1800XT in all AA tests.