ID Software; Quake 4 v1.2
ID Software?s QUAKE 4, developed by Raven Software, takes players into an epic invasion on a barbaric alien planet in one of the most anticipated first person shooters for 2005. Even today in 2006 Quake 4 is played by professional gamers around the world in the famed World Series of Video Games (WSVG) and still one of the most played first person shooters on the market today.
Quake 4 runs on an updated version of the DOOM 3 graphics engine, so performance is expected to be on par with that of DOOM 3. We ran Quake 4 with the version 1.2 patch, which adds dual-core processor support. At 1280×1024 with no AA and AF we found that less than a single frame per second difference, which shows that the NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS is holdling the system back performance wise. At a lower resolution of 1024 x 768 the overclocked Conroe core performs nicely leading by over 15 frames per second.