Need for Speed Most Wanted is the most ambitious Need for Speed game to date. Of course, Most Wanted arrives with a new graphics engine to show off even more detail. Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed. Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Also included are a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars. The game was released on November 15, 2005 and is still popular today. Our testing was completed with all options enabled.
The SLI low end system holds a noticeable performance advantage across the board in our Need for Speed testing. While preparing this test I found that once frame rates dropped below 35fps that the car did not react directly to the input being given, thus we limited the low end systems to 1280×1024.
X1900GT CrossFire is finally able to claim a majority victory in Most Wanted. However we can’t help but notice how extremely well the 7950GX2 scales as the loads increase.
The X1900XT CrossFire system is hands down fastest in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.