iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Screenshot gallery
May 2007

In this section you can take a look at comparative game screenshots taken with different graphics cards in scenes as identical as possible.

We use the best quality settings available ingame. On weak cards this results in performance of 1-5fps that is naturally unplayable and thus can't be used to reflect the actual graphics quality.

Should you find a mistake or inaccuracy in any gallery, or have ideas or comments regarding this section in general, please email to Danil Gridasov.


  1. What's new
  2. Graphics cards
  3. Galleries of current importance
  4. Gallery archive

What's new

  • Archived screenshot galleries for Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Quake 4.

  • Added screenshot galleries for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

  • Added screenshots made with Radeon HD 2900XT to all galleries of current importance.

  • The following patches were released for games in actual galleries:

    • Patch v1.0003 for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

Graphics cards

The following cards were used in making of this material:

We have also taken screenshots with the following graphics cards:

These cards are not used for obtaining newer screenshots anymore.

Galleries of current importance

These galleries are updated when we obtain new graphics cards for testing or there are game patches released that are incompatible with older savegames or introduce newer visual effects.

  1. Age of Empires 3
  2. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  3. Call of Duty 2
  4. Call of Juarez
  5. Company of Heroes
  6. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
  7. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, The
  8. F.E.A.R.
  9. Gothic 3
  10. Half-Life 2: Episode One
  11. Hitman: Blood Money
  12. Need for Speed: Carbon
  13. Prey
  14. Splinter Cell Double Agent
  15. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Gallery archive

These galleries are not updated anymore, but still available for browsing.

  1. Act of War: Direct Action (until 09.2005)
  2. Armed & Dangerous (until 02.2005)
  3. Black & White 2 (until 11.2006)
  4. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (until 04.2006)
  5. Call of Duty: United Offensive (until 09.2005)
  6. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay, The (until 12.2006)
  7. Colin McRae Rally 04 (until 02.2005)
  8. Command & Conquer Generals (until 02.2005)
  9. Deus Ex: Invisible War (until 03.2006)
  10. Doom 3 (until 12.2006)
  11. Far Cry (until 12.2006)
  12. FlatOut (until 09.2005)
  13. Half-Life 2 (until 05.2006)
  14. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (until 05.2005)
  15. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (until 10.2005)
  16. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (until 05.2007)
  17. Need for Speed: Underground (until 03.2005)
  18. Need for Speed: Underground 2 (until 03.2006)
  19. Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell (until 03.2006)
  20. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (until 09.2005)
  21. Quake 4 (until 05.2007)
  22. Silent Hill 3 (until 02.2005)
  23. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (until 02.2005)
  24. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (until 09.2005)
  25. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (until 02.2005)
  26. Tron 2.0 (until 02.2005)
  27. Yager (until 02.2005)
  28. "IL-2 Shturmovik: Forgotten Battles. Aces (until 08.2005)
  29. Unreal Tournament 2004 (until 10.2005)

Danil Gridasov (degust@ixbt.com)
Andrey Vorobiev (anvakams@ixbt.com)

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