NVIDIA Ion – Intel Atom Done Right?Fri, Mar 20, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Spore is a multi-genre massive single-player online metaverse video game developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. It allows a player to control the development of a species from its beginnings as a unicellular organism, through development as an intelligent and social creature, to interstellar exploration as a spacefaring culture. It has drawn wide attention for its massive scope, and its use of open-ended gameplay and procedural generation. The game was released for PC and Macintosh (using emulation) computers in September 2008.
Default game settings were used and can be seen in the screen shot above.
Results: This is the first time that I have benchmarked the game Spore and I used FRAPS to see how the game played on the NVIDIA Ion reference platform. The results showed that at 1024×768 with low image quality settings that the platform was able to play the game just fine. Even at a higher resolution like 1280×1024 the platform was able to play this popular game.