ID Software: Doom 3
Science has unlocked the gates to the unknown, and now only one man stands between Hell and Earth. A sci-fi horror masterpiece, DOOM 3 is like nothing you have experienced. Dramatic storyline, pulse-pounding action, incredible graphics, and revolutionary technology combine to draw you into the most frightening and gripping first person gaming experience ever created. The Doom 3 engine is a computer game engine developed by id Software and first used in the PC game Doom 3. The engine was designed by John Carmack, who also created previous engines such as those for Doom and Quake. The DOOM 3 engine added several new features absent in the Quake III engine that preceded it. New features for DOOM 3 included bump mapping, normal mapping, and specular highlighting.
With the resolution set to 1024×768 and the image quality set to high we found that the memory timings played a key role in gaming performance. The Corsair PC2-8888 modules ran DOOM 3 with an averaged frame rate of 182.5 while the OCZ PC2-8800 kit came in just behind it with 175.3 frames per second. While no one is going to see a difference while playing games at 175+ FPS the benchmarking scores showed a 7 frame per second difference after we averaged our three test runs.